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DHS - 80469 - Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameHomeland Security Academic Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number80469
Original Establishment Date3/16/2012Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2019Committee URLhttp://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-academic-a...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Up to 23
Current Charter Date3/28/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director for Academic Engagement
Date Of Renewal Charter3/28/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date9/30/2019Designated Federal Officer First Name*Trent
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityEO 13875Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Frazier
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Title 6, United States Code, section 451Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 282-8162
Effective Date Of Authority*11/25/2002Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-447-3713
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*academicengagement@hq.dhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The HSAAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and senior leadership on matters relating to student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; faculty exchanges; and campus and community resiliency, security and preparedness.
How is membership balanced?*The HSAAC is composed of up to 23 members who are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Homeland Security. To ensure a diverse, balanced membership on the HSAAC, the members shall serve as representatives, representing the viewpoints of institutions of higher education, community colleges, elementary and secondary education (K-12), school systems, and/or partnership groups.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The HSAAC is expected to meet twice each year. However, there was zero activity this year. The HSAAC did not convene any meetings in FY18. It is anticipated that the HSAAC will appoint new members and convene no more than two meetings in FY19.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Until the establishment of this committee, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not have a formal structure to receive advice and recommendations on student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; faculty exchanges; and campus and community resiliency, security and preparedness. There is no other advisory committee within DHS that provides recommendations on matters relating to DHS engagement with the academic community.
Why close or partially close meetings?We anticipate that meetings of the HSAAC will be open.
Recommendation RemarksOn June 14, 2019 President Trump issued his Executive Order on Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees (Executive Order 13875). The order required all executive agencies to review, evaluate and terminate one-third of its Federal Advisory Committees by September 30, 2019. As a result of this review, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) determined that the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) will be terminated as a stand-alone Federal Advisory Committee. The Department is reviewing options to incorporate the topics and focus areas of the HSAAC into existing DHS Federal Advisory Committees, including the Secretary’s Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).

Since its establishment in 2012, this Council has proven to be a valuable asset to the Department, providing advice, expertise and experience that has supported DHS toward achieving its mission. You delivered more than 120 recommendations across a broad range of topics intersecting academia and homeland security. The Department has either fully or partially implemented more than 55% of your recommendations, which have been instrumental in founding several new programs, resources and initiatives across the Department.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*150Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe HSAAC adopted 123 recommendations that were submitted to the DHS Secretary for consideration.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*30.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe first 123 proposed recommendations were accepted by the DHS Secretary for implementation. The 27 recommendations adopted by the HSAAC in FY17 will be delivered to the Secretary in FY18. Since the HSAAC was formed in March 2012, the implementation plans for each of the 123 recommendations are currently in process and are set to continue in FY18.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*33.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSome of the recommendations will require inter-agency consultation and coordination and thus may be more challenging to implement.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAccess is provided via the GSA FACA website, the DHS.gov website, and via direct DFO contact.
Agency Feedback CommentYes, the agency provides status reports on actions taken to implement recommendations.Narrative Description*The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and senior leadership at the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; campus and community resiliency, cyber security and preparedness; and faculty exchanges.
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COSTS

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Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Civil Rights
Minorities
Education
Education
Schools and Academic Institutions
Research
Research and Development
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032188Academic Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism2019
 COM-032455Subcommittee on Academic Research and Faculty Exchange2019
 COM-031539Subcommittee on Campus Resilience2019
 COM-032403Subcommittee on Cybersecurity2019
 COM-032214Subcommittee on Homeland Security Academic Programs2019
 COM-031779Subcommittee on International Students2019
 COM-031472Subcommittee Student and Recent Graduate Recruitment2019
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032818Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council2018
 COM-001255Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council2017
 COM-003026Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council2016
 COM-003422Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council2015
 COM-005125Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council2014
 COM-005498Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council2013
 COM-007276Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council2012