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DHS - 16584 - Homeland Security Advisory Council - Authorized by Law
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameHomeland Security Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number16584
Original Establishment Date3/28/2003Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-advisory-...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*40
Current Charter Date3/11/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director
Date Of Renewal Charter3/11/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMrs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Rebecca
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Sternhell
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*6 USC 451Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 891-2876
Effective Date Of Authority*3/28/2003Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*hsac@dhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) provides organizationally independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to homeland security. The duties of the HSAC are solely advisory, and shall be provided at the request of the Secretary. The HSAC will meet periodically at the Secretary’s request to:A. Strategy and Policy: Recommendations for the development of strategies and policies that will further the Department’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters, or other emergencies.B. Leadership and Coordination: Recommendations on improving the Department’s leadership and coordination, internally across the Department, externally across the Federal Government, and among state, local, tribal governments, first responders, the private and non-profit sectors, academia, and research communities.C. Management and Implementation: Recommendations on the development and implementation of specific programs or initiatives to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters, or other emergencies.D. Evaluation and Feedback: Recommendations on the efficiency and effectiveness of Department of Homeland Security programs to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters, or other emergencies.
How is membership balanced?*The HSAC is composed of not more than 40 members appointed by the Secretary. The appointed members of the HSAC shall be selected from the private sector, academia, professional service associations, federally funded research and development centers, nongovernmental organizations, State and local governments, and other appropriate professions and communities. Additionally, the HSAC utilizes the the advice of subcommittees comprised of experts and representatives from the appropriate fields.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The HSAC expects to meet 2-3 times each fiscal year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*HSAC brings together state and local officials, individuals from the private sector, academia, professional service associations, research and development centers, non-governmental organizations, and other appropriate professions and communities to provide advice on a comprehensive national strategy to secure the United States from terrorist threats or attacks as well as natural and man made disasters. There is no other existing advisory committee that provides comprehensive advice and recommendations on matters relating to the entire homeland security spectrum. Public hearings may provide useful information, but there is no other existing forum that can provide specific recommendations on the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing specific measures to conduct all DHS missions including: detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from disaters which occur within the U.S.
Why close or partially close meetings?Although the Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that committee meetings be open to the public, there are certain exceptions enumerated in 5 U.S.C. 552b, “Open Meetings,” that allow for closure of committee meetings under certain circumstances. In order to satisfy the Secretary’s requests for consideration of proposed Departmental initiatives, and due to the nature of certain homeland security sensitive information that the HSAC and its subcommittees must consider as part of its responsibility in advising the Secretary, portions of HSAC meetings will necessarily be closed to the public, in accordance with the provision cited above.
Recommendation RemarksThe Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) has helped the Department improve relations with a variety of our partners and helped improve/mature policy decisions. All recommendations are found on the HSAC webpage.
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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 ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe HSAC Designated Federal Official creates all subcommittees. HSAC responds to taskings by formulating recommendations. The subcommittees are chaired by an HSAC member. Subcommittee membership includes experts in the subject fields.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe cost savings is yet to be determined as the department evolves, grows and implements new policies. Recognizing DHS's external partners (private sector, state and local, etc) helps achieve empowering our external partners and there by accomplishing the DHS Mission. The HSAC helps bring the perspective of these external partners into consideration and thus has helped improve policies, processes, and relationships with these key stakeholders.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*1,408Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentSince the HSAC's inception in March 2003, the Council has adopted an estimated 1408 recommendations that were submitted to the DHS Secretaries for consideration. In FY22 HSAC submitted 8 recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment1408 proposed recommendations were accepted by the DHS Secretaries for implementation. 50% of the recommendations have been fully implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentHSAC has submitted 1408 recommendations to DHS Secretaries. 25% have been partially implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAccess is provided via the GSA FACA website, the DHS.gov website, and via direct DFO contact.
Agency Feedback Comment*Yes, the agency provides status reports on actions taken to implement recommendations.Narrative Description*The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) leverages the experience, expertise, and national and global connections of the HSAC membership to provide the Secretary real-time, real-world, and independent advice to support decision-making across the spectrum of homeland security operations.•Provides organizationally independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary, including the creation and implementation of critical and actionable policies for the security of the homeland.•Conducts research and provides policy analysis and recommendations on a variety of security issues.•Evaluates the impact of security related public and private policies in an attempt to formulate prospective security policies.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$564,130.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$600,000.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$3,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$3,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$10,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$2,500.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$3,000.00
Total Costs$569,630.00Est. Total Next FY*$616,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/3/2022 10:02 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*3.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.75Est Cost RemarksEstimated costs for more travel and continuing the establishment of committees.
Cost RemarksTravel reimbursement for non-federal members to attend meetings. Other costs were for reestablishing the committees.  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Aviation
Aviation
Business
Industry
Management Science
Small Business
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Communications
Broadcasting and Communications
Computer Technology
Computers
Information Technology
Internet
Technology
Data
Privacy
Education
Schools and Academic Institutions
Training
Emergency
Emergency Preparedness and Management
Disaster Assistance
Earthquake, Flood, and Fire Hazards and Administration
Federal Employment
Federal Employees and Personnel
Government
Federal Government
Internal Federal Government
State Government
Tribal Government
International
International Organizations
Justice
Law Enforcement
Labor
Job Training
Workforce and Occupations
Legislation
Regulations
Medicine
Diseases
Illnesses
Radioactive Materials
National Defense
National Security and Defense
Overseas Security Issues
Space
Space and Aeronautics
Trade
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy
Transportation
Boating and Navigation
Mass Transit
Water
Harbors
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040625Customer Experience and Service Delivery2022
 COM-040586Disinformation Best Practices and Safeguards Subcommittee2022
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039311Homeland Security Advisory Council2021
 COM-038507Homeland Security Advisory Council2020
 COM-036215Homeland Security Advisory Council2019
 COM-032832Homeland Security Advisory Council2018
 COM-001281Homeland Security Advisory Council2017
 COM-003000Homeland Security Advisory Council2016
 COM-003407Homeland Security Advisory Council2015
 COM-005136Homeland Security Advisory Council2014
 COM-005511Homeland Security Advisory Council2013
 COM-007289Homeland Security Advisory Council2012
 COM-007625Homeland Security Advisory Council2011
 COM-009422Homeland Security Advisory Council2010
 COM-009714Homeland Security Advisory Council2009
 COM-011350Homeland Security Advisory Council2008
 COM-011576Homeland Security Advisory Council2007
 COM-013212Homeland Security Advisory Council2006
 COM-013438Homeland Security Advisory Council2005
 COM-015171Homeland Security Advisory Council2004
 COM-015318Homeland Security Advisory Council2003