Office of Operations Coordination; Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Council, 26138 [E7-8739]

Download as PDF 26138 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 8, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Operations Coordination; Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Council Office of Operations Coordination, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Council. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Operations Coordination at the Department of Homeland Security is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Council (HSINAC) to apply for appointment. The HSINAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security, particularly the Director, Office of Operations Coordination, on the requirements of end users within State, Local, Federal and Tribal governments and the Private Sector regarding the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). DATES: Applications for membership should reach the Department of Homeland Security at the address below on or before June 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application should be submitted by: • E-mail: hsinac.comments@dhs.gov. • Fax: 202–282–8191. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Castillo, 202–282–9580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee is an advisory committee established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). HSINAC membership shall include not more than 20 representatives from State, Tribal and Local governments and the Private Sector, who are outstanding within their specialty field, and who have the experience to ensure the Director, and DHS leadership, is informed of the needs and requirements of the information network users and communities of users. Members will be drawn from currently serving Homeland Security Advisors; State, Tribal, or Local Law Enforcement; Federal Law Enforcement; the Fire Service; Public Health; Emergency Managers; and, the Private Sector. The committee will convene no more than twice per year. Travel and per diem will be provided by the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 May 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 Department. Term length shall generally be 3 years. The initial members of the HSINAC shall be appointed to terms of office of 2, 3, and 4 years in order to promote continuity and an orderly turnover of committee membership. A security clearance is preferred, but is not a requirement for appointment to the committee. Those applicants who do not have a security clearance may be required to undergo a background investigation. HSINAC members will be appointed as Special Government Employees (SGEs) as such term is defined for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 202(a). Appointments will be made by the Department of Homeland Security Secretary who will receive recommendations from the Office of Operations Coordination Director. As candidates for appointment as SGEs, applicants are required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE Form 450). DHS may not release the reports or the information in them to the public except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Applicants can obtain this form by going to the Web site of the Office of Government Ethics (http://www.oge.gov), or by contacting David Castillo at the number listed above. Applications which are not accompanied by a completed OGE Form 450 will not be considered. In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on gender and ethnic diversity, qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply for membership. Dated: April 30, 2007. Roger Rufe, Jr., Director, Office of Operations Coordination, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–8739 Filed 5–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary Exercise of Authority Under Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act Office of the Secretary, DHS. Notice of determination. AGENCY: ACTION: This determination is effective April 27, 2007. DATES: Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i). Following consultations with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, I hereby conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 authority granted to me by Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (‘‘the Act’’), considering the national security and foreign policy interests deemed relevant in these consultations, that subsection 212(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI) of the Act shall not apply with respect to material support provided under duress to a terrorist organization as described in subsection 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(I) or subsection 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(II) if warranted by the totality of the circumstances. This exercise of authority as a matter of discretion shall apply to an alien who satisfies the agency that he: (a) Is seeking a benefit or protection under the Act and has been determined to be otherwise eligible for the benefit or protection; (b) Has undergone and passed relevant background and security checks; (c) Has fully disclosed, in all relevant applications and interviews with U.S. Government representatives and agents, the nature and circumstances of each provision of such material support; and (d) Poses no danger to the safety and security of the United States. Implementation of this determination will be made by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in consultation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). USCIS has discretion to determine whether the criteria are met. When determining whether the material support was provided under duress, the following factors, among others, may be considered: whether the applicant reasonably could have avoided, or took steps to avoid, providing material support, the severity and type of harm inflicted or threatened, to whom the harm was directed, and, in cases of threats alone, the perceived imminence of the harm threatened and the perceived likelihood that the harm would be inflicted. When considering the totality of the circumstances, factors to be considered, in addition to the duress-related factors stated above, may include, among others: the amount, type and frequency of material support provided, the nature of the activities committed by the terrorist organization, the alien’s awareness of those activities, the length of time since material support was provided, the alien’s conduct since that time, and any other relevant factor. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


Office of Operations Coordination; Homeland Security Information 
Network Advisory Council

AGENCY: Office of Operations Coordination, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to 
the Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Council.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Operations Coordination at the Department of 
Homeland Security is requesting individuals who are interested in 
serving on the Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Council 
(HSINAC) to apply for appointment. The HSINAC provides advice and makes 
recommendations to the leadership of the Department of Homeland 
Security, particularly the Director, Office of Operations Coordination, 
on the requirements of end users within State, Local, Federal and 
Tribal governments and the Private Sector regarding the Homeland 
Security Information Network (HSIN).

DATES: Applications for membership should reach the Department of 
Homeland Security at the address below on or before June 22, 2007.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application should 
be submitted by:
     E-mail: hsinac.comments@dhs.gov.
     Fax: 202-282-8191.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Castillo, 202-282-9580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Homeland Security Information Network 
Advisory Committee is an advisory committee established in accordance 
with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 
U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).
    HSINAC membership shall include not more than 20 representatives 
from State, Tribal and Local governments and the Private Sector, who 
are outstanding within their specialty field, and who have the 
experience to ensure the Director, and DHS leadership, is informed of 
the needs and requirements of the information network users and 
communities of users. Members will be drawn from currently serving 
Homeland Security Advisors; State, Tribal, or Local Law Enforcement; 
Federal Law Enforcement; the Fire Service; Public Health; Emergency 
Managers; and, the Private Sector.
    The committee will convene no more than twice per year. Travel and 
per diem will be provided by the Department. Term length shall 
generally be 3 years. The initial members of the HSINAC shall be 
appointed to terms of office of 2, 3, and 4 years in order to promote 
continuity and an orderly turnover of committee membership.
    A security clearance is preferred, but is not a requirement for 
appointment to the committee. Those applicants who do not have a 
security clearance may be required to undergo a background 
investigation.
    HSINAC members will be appointed as Special Government Employees 
(SGEs) as such term is defined for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 202(a). 
Appointments will be made by the Department of Homeland Security 
Secretary who will receive recommendations from the Office of 
Operations Coordination Director.
    As candidates for appointment as SGEs, applicants are required to 
complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE Form 450). DHS 
may not release the reports or the information in them to the public 
except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise 
provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Applicants can obtain 
this form by going to the Web site of the Office of Government Ethics 
(http://www.oge.gov), or by contacting David Castillo at the number 
listed above. Applications which are not accompanied by a completed OGE 
Form 450 will not be considered.
    In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on 
gender and ethnic diversity, qualified women and minorities are 
encouraged to apply for membership.

    Dated: April 30, 2007.
Roger Rufe, Jr.,
Director, Office of Operations Coordination, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E7-8739 Filed 5-7-07; 8:45 am]
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