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DHS - 15121 - National Infrastructure Advisory Council - Presidential
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Infrastructure Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number15121
Original Establishment Date10/16/2001Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.dhs.gov/NIAC
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date12/20/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer for the National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Date Of Renewal Charter12/20/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Erin
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*McJeon
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Sec. 9(b), EO 13231, as amended by EO 13286, 13385, and 13652Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 819-6196
Effective Date Of Authority*10/13/2022Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*erin.mcjeon@cisa.dhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*Yes
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The NIAC studies issues requested by the Federal government related to critical infrastructure security and resilience as defined under Presidential Policy Directive 21, including cyber security related issues under Executive Order 13636. The NIAC studies also relate to coordination and risk management efforts of public-private sector to advance the security and resilience of the Nation's critical infrastructure, by collecting information and developing recommendations on national policy, strategy and programs.
How is membership balanced?*Members shall be selected from the private sector, including industry and academia, as well as state, local and tribal government, as established in the committee's establishing Executive Order and in its charter. The Members shall have expertise relevant to the mission and purpose of the NIAC and shall be selected from industry Chief Executive Officers (and equivalent ranked leaders in academia, state, local, and tribal government) with leadership expertise and responsibility for the oversight of the security and resilience of institutions within critical sectors of the economy as defined in Presidential Policy Directive 21.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council meets quarterly (i.e., approximately 4 times each fiscal year). At those meetings, the Council: (1) receives guidance from Federal officials about issues of importance on which the government would like the Council's advice; (2) deliberates and/or decides on recommendations concerning such issues to forward to the President; and/or (3) provides guidance to Council working groups that are developing factual findings regarding such issues.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The NIAC provides a forum for senior executive level industry and other equivalent representatives of academia, state, local and tribal government to advise on issues relating to critical infrastructure security and resilience to officials at the highest levels of the Federal government. The vast majority of the Nation's critical infrastructure is owned and operated by private sector, state, local, tribal and territorial government. The NIAC provides the Federal government with subject matter expertise and perspective on the topics defined in the Council's charter that otherwise would be unavailable to the Federal government at the senior executive level. The cross sector senior executive perspective of NIAC cannot be performed by the Department of Homeland Security, by any other federal agency, or by any existing advisory committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?Classified threat briefings must be conducted in closed sessions.
Recommendation RemarksNIAC Studies address problems like how to Improve intelligence information sharing across government and industry; Identify and reduce complex cyber risks, particularly for cyber-physical systems that operate critical processes; Better prepare and respond to disruptions (like Superstorm Sandy) that can ripple across multiple infrastructure systems and paralyze services to entire regions; Facilitate cooperative decision-making among senior executives and federal leaders during imminent threats and disaster response; and Address the skills gaps and loss of institutional knowledge in key workforces.
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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 LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentSince its establishment in 2001, the NIAC has completed 33 in-depth studies resulting in 222 recommendations. To date, around 80% of these recommendations have been fully or partially accepted by relevant Federal departments and agencies.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe major outcome that the Council supports is to reduce the risk to the Nation's critical infrastructure through advice on enhancing security and resilience of the Nation's critical infrastructures and their information systems, which in turn advances national and economic security, and public safety. Because this homeland security mission is a joint mission between all levels of government and the owners and operators of the Nation's critical infrastructure, neither can perform the mission alone. They must work together in a true partnership, which requires the thoughtful and experiential insights provided by the Council's members whose direct experience and knowledge of critical infrastructure are brought to bear in the Council's recommendations to the President on national policy and strategy and on effective public-private collaboration and coordination.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*222Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentSince it was established in 2001, the NIAC has conducted 33 in-depth studies resulting in 222 recommendations.
To arrive at a consistent number of recommendations throughout the 20 years of NIAC's studies, the top level recommendations that are or would have been noted in the Executive Summary of the studies were tallied. There were, however, over 200 additional subcategories of recommendations noted in the report details across the years.
As an advisory council, the NIAC does not have the authority to enforce implementation of its recommendations, but in some cases is able to identify actions that may have been taken in response to its recommendations.
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*76.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment“Fully implemented” refers to government actions that address the core concern of the recommendation.

Note that to be considered “fully implemented”, an action does not need to match the precise verbiage of the original recommendation, nor does the action need to be directly attributed to the recommendation: simply addressing, in whole or in part, the core concern of the recommendation is sufficient to demonstrate responsiveness on the part of the government.
Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*4.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment“Partially implemented” refers to government reports, announcements, or other publications that recognize or confirm the core concern of the recommendation but do not amount to concrete actions such as a policy change.

Such pronouncements express government interest in an issue but do not necessarily guarantee current or future action.
Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAll reports are published on the NIAC page on the DHS public web site, www.cisa.gov/niac. This will be an ongoing outreach effort. As part of our recommendation implementation tracking plan, we will also increase outreach to other agencies, including active distribution of relevant reports and recommendations to interagency policy committees that are relevant to critical infrastructure security and resilience.
Agency Feedback Comment*Because the NIAC is a Presidential committee, its recommendations are made to the President, and can affect any or every Federal agency. The DFO continues to work with the White House and DHS to effectively track implementation. Representatives from various agencies, including those within DHS, to which advice has been given, are invited to provide feedback in quarterly business meetings on implementation status of recommendations relevant to them.Narrative Description*The NIAC is the only council of cross-sector executives that examines high-impact risks that could shut down America’s critical infrastructure, 85 percent of which is owned by the private sector. At the President’s direction, NIAC members study physical and cyber risks and recommend solutions that reduce risks and improve security and resilience. Members draw upon their deep experience, engage national experts, and conduct extensive research to discern the key insights that lead to practical federal solutions to complex problems.
The NIAC provides the President through the Secretary of Homeland Security with advice on the security and resilience of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems, from the executive level perspective of those who own and operate the Nation's critical infrastructure. Because the majority of the Nation's critical infrastructure is owned by private sector, state, and local government, the critical infrastructure security and resilience mission (CISR) is a shared mission with the Federal government. The CISR mission, which includes cyber security, is a core element of DHS mission to lead the unified national effort to secure America: We will prevent and deter terrorist attacks and protect against and respond to threats and hazards to the nation. The Council's advice supports the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) Goal 1.3: Reduce Risk to the Nation's Critical Infrastructure, Key Leadership, and Events: Enhance security for the Nation's critical infrastructure from terrorism and criminal activity, which is the basis for key goals in DHS' mission and its strategic plan. The Nation's critical infrastructure is a foundation for the economy, public safety and national security. Recommendations are close to finalization.
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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*$130,534.70Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$562,352.68
Payments to Consultants*$204,575.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$1,197,093.45
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$3,702.40Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$12,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$845.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$2,000.00
Total Costs$339,657.10Est. Total Next FY*$1,773,446.13
Date Cost Last Modified11/8/2022 9:28 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*3.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.00Est Cost RemarksAssuming 5% inflation rate for Payments to Federal Staff and Consultants. FY23 costs are estimated to be back to normal with Council being active again.
Cost RemarksMajority of costs are attributed to one in-person meeting for the year. The NIAC costs are low due to the Council being in hiatus for most of FY22.  
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Interest Areas

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Competitiveness
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Boating and Navigation
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Rivers
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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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-039301National Infrastructure Advisory Council2021
 COM-038460National Infrastructure Advisory Council2020
 COM-036205National Infrastructure Advisory Council2019
 COM-032821National Infrastructure Advisory Council2018
 COM-001252National Infrastructure Advisory Council2017
 COM-003014National Infrastructure Advisory Council2016
 COM-003390National Infrastructure Advisory Council2015
 COM-005119National Infrastructure Advisory Council2014
 COM-005512National Infrastructure Advisory Council2013
 COM-007404National Infrastructure Advisory Council2012
 COM-007614National Infrastructure Advisory Council2011
 COM-009435National Infrastructure Advisory Council2010
 COM-009707National Infrastructure Advisory Council2009
 COM-011351National Infrastructure Advisory Council2008
 COM-011571National Infrastructure Advisory Council2007
 COM-013245National Infrastructure Advisory Council2006
 COM-013372National Infrastructure Advisory Council2005
 COM-015130National Infrastructure Advisory Council2004
 COM-015312National Infrastructure Advisory Council2003
 COM-017133National Infrastructure Advisory Council2002