Science and Technology Directorate; Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the DHS S&T Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT), 73859-73860 [E7-25333]

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E7–25084 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES [Docket No. DHS–2007–0088] Science and Technology Directorate; Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the DHS S&T Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT) Science and Technology Directorate, DHS. ACTION: 60-day Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public to comment on new data collection forms for the Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT) initiative. The PREDICT initiative facilitates the accessibility of computer and network operational data for use in cyber defense research and development through the establishment of distributed repositories of securityrelevant network operations data, and the application procedures, protection policies, and review processes necessary to make this data available to the cyber defense research community. The forms will allow the PREDICT initiative to provide a central repository, accessible through a Web-based portal (https:// www.predict.org/) that catalogs current computer network operational data, provide secure access to multiple sources of data collected as a result of use and traffic on the Internet, and facilitate data flow among PREDICT participants for the purpose of developing new models, technologies and products that support effective threat assessment and increase cyber security capabilities. The Department is committed to improving its PREDICT initiative and invites interested persons to comment on the following forms and instructions (hereinafter ‘‘Forms Package’’) for the PREDICT initiative: (1) Account Request Form (DHS Form 10029); (2) Add a New Dataset Form (DHS Form 10030); (3) Annotate Dataset Form (DHS Form 10031); (4) Request a Dataset Form (DHS Form 10032); (5) Update Host Data Form (DHS Form 10033); (6) Update Provider Data Form (DHS Form 10034); (7) Memorandum of Agreement—PREDICT (PCC) Coordinating Center and Researcher/ User (DHS Form 10035); (8) Memorandum of Agreement—PCC and Data Provider (DP) (DHS Form 10036); (9) Memorandum of Agreement—PCC and Data Host (DH) (DHS Form 10037); (10) Authorization Letter for Data Host (DHS Form 10038); (11) Authorization Letter for Data Provider (DHS Form 10039); (12) Sponsorship Letter (DHS Form 10040); (13) Notice of Dataset Access/Application Expiration (DHS Form 10041); (14) Certificate of Data Destruction (DHS Form 10042). This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until February 26, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number [DHS– PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73859 2007–0088], by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: ken.rogers@dhs.gov. Include docket number [DHS–2007–0088] in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Science and Technology Directorate, ATTN: OCIO/Kenneth D. Rogers, 245 Murray Drive, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth D. Rogers (202) 254–6185 (this is not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties can obtain copies of the Forms Package by calling or writing the point of contact listed above. The content of PREDICT is proprietary datasets that will be used by the Research community in its efforts to build products and technologies that will better protect America’s computing infrastructure. Using a secure Web portal, accessible through https://www.predict.org/, the PREDICT Coordinating Center manages a centralized repository that identifies the datasets and their sources and location, and acts as gatekeeper for access and release of the data. All data input to the system is either keyed in by users (Data Providers) or migrated (via upload of XML files). DHS is particularly interested in comments that: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Suggest ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Suggest ways to minimize the burden of the data collection on those who respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: New information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: DHS S&T PREDICT Initiative. Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 73860 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES sponsoring the collection: DHS S&T Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT) (1) Account Request Form (DHS Form 10029); (2) Add a New Dataset Form (DHS Form 10030); (3) Annotate Dataset Form (DHS Form 10031); (4) Request a Dataset Form (DHS Form 10032); (5) Update Host Data Form (DHS Form 10033); (6) Update Provider Data Form (DHS Form 10034); (7) Memorandum of Agreement—PREDICT (PCC) Coordinating Center and Researcher/User (DHS Form 10035); (8) Memorandum of Agreement—PCC and Data Provider (DP)(DHS Form 10036); (9) Memorandum of Agreement—PCC and Data Host (DH)(DHS Form 10037); (10) Authorization Letter for Data Host (DHS Form 10038); (11) Authorization Letter for Data Provider (DHS Form 10039); (12) Sponsorship Letter (DHS Form 10040); (13) Notice of Dataset Access/Application Expiration (DHS Form 10041); (14) Certificate of Data Destruction (DHS Form 10042). (3) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit, Not-forprofit institutions, Federal government, and State, local, or tribal government; the data gathered will allow the PREDICT initiative to provide a central repository, accessible through a Webbased portal (https://www.predict.org/) that catalogs current computer network operational data, provides secure access to multiple sources of data collected as a result of use and traffic on the Internet, and facilitates data flow among PREDICT participants for the purpose of developing new models, technologies and products that support effective threat assessment and increase cyber security capabilities. (4) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: a. Estimate of the total number of respondents: 275. b. An estimate of the time for an average respondent to respond: .54 burden hours. Dated: December 13, 2007. Kenneth D. Rogers, Chief Information Officer, Science and Technology Directorate. [FR Doc. E7–25333 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2007–0089] Homeland Security Advisory Council/ Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Committee Policy Directorate, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Teleconference Meeting and Subcommittee Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet via teleconference for purposes of reviewing recommendations from the Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Committee (SBODAC), an HSAC subcommittee. Later in the day, the SBODAC will meet to provide an overview of their recommendations, receive a progress report on various programs/initiatives within the RiceChertoff Initiative and to hold member deliberations. 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If you desire to submit written comments, they must be submitted by January 9, 2008. Comments must be identified by DHS–2007–0089 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: HSAC@dhs.gov. Include docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 282–9207. • Mail: Ms. Jennifer Myers, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland Security, Mailstop 0850, PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 245 Murray Lane, SW., Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and DHS–2007– 0089, the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2007-0088]


Science and Technology Directorate; Submission for Review; 
Information Collection Request for the DHS S&T Protected Repository for 
the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT)

AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: 60-day Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general 
public to comment on new data collection forms for the Protected 
Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats 
(PREDICT) initiative. The PREDICT initiative facilitates the 
accessibility of computer and network operational data for use in cyber 
defense research and development through the establishment of 
distributed repositories of security-relevant network operations data, 
and the application procedures, protection policies, and review 
processes necessary to make this data available to the cyber defense 
research community. The forms will allow the PREDICT initiative to 
provide a central repository, accessible through a Web-based portal 
(https://www.predict.org/) that catalogs current computer network 
operational data, provide secure access to multiple sources of data 
collected as a result of use and traffic on the Internet, and 
facilitate data flow among PREDICT participants for the purpose of 
developing new models, technologies and products that support effective 
threat assessment and increase cyber security capabilities. The 
Department is committed to improving its PREDICT initiative and invites 
interested persons to comment on the following forms and instructions 
(hereinafter ``Forms Package'') for the PREDICT initiative: (1) Account 
Request Form (DHS Form 10029); (2) Add a New Dataset Form (DHS Form 
10030); (3) Annotate Dataset Form (DHS Form 10031); (4) Request a 
Dataset Form (DHS Form 10032); (5) Update Host Data Form (DHS Form 
10033); (6) Update Provider Data Form (DHS Form 10034); (7) Memorandum 
of Agreement--PREDICT (PCC) Coordinating Center and Researcher/User 
(DHS Form 10035); (8) Memorandum of Agreement--PCC and Data Provider 
(DP) (DHS Form 10036); (9) Memorandum of Agreement--PCC and Data Host 
(DH) (DHS Form 10037); (10) Authorization Letter for Data Host (DHS 
Form 10038); (11) Authorization Letter for Data Provider (DHS Form 
10039); (12) Sponsorship Letter (DHS Form 10040); (13) Notice of 
Dataset Access/Application Expiration (DHS Form 10041); (14) 
Certificate of Data Destruction (DHS Form 10042).
    This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until February 26, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number [DHS-
2007-0088], by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: ken.rogers@dhs.gov. Include docket number [DHS-
2007-0088] in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Science and Technology Directorate, ATTN: OCIO/
Kenneth D. Rogers, 245 Murray Drive, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth D. Rogers (202) 254-6185 (this 
is not a toll free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties can obtain copies of the 
Forms Package by calling or writing the point of contact listed above. 
The content of PREDICT is proprietary datasets that will be used by the 
Research community in its efforts to build products and technologies 
that will better protect America's computing infrastructure.
    Using a secure Web portal, accessible through https://
www.predict.org/, the PREDICT Coordinating Center manages a centralized 
repository that identifies the datasets and their sources and location, 
and acts as gatekeeper for access and release of the data. All data 
input to the system is either keyed in by users (Data Providers) or 
migrated (via upload of XML files).
    DHS is particularly interested in comments that:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Suggest ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and
    (4) Suggest ways to minimize the burden of the data collection on 
those who respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: New information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: DHS S&T PREDICT Initiative.
    Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security

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sponsoring the collection: DHS S&T Protected Repository for the Defense 
of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT) (1) Account Request 
Form (DHS Form 10029); (2) Add a New Dataset Form (DHS Form 10030); (3) 
Annotate Dataset Form (DHS Form 10031); (4) Request a Dataset Form (DHS 
Form 10032); (5) Update Host Data Form (DHS Form 10033); (6) Update 
Provider Data Form (DHS Form 10034); (7) Memorandum of Agreement--
PREDICT (PCC) Coordinating Center and Researcher/User (DHS Form 10035); 
(8) Memorandum of Agreement--PCC and Data Provider (DP)(DHS Form 
10036); (9) Memorandum of Agreement--PCC and Data Host (DH)(DHS Form 
10037); (10) Authorization Letter for Data Host (DHS Form 10038); (11) 
Authorization Letter for Data Provider (DHS Form 10039); (12) 
Sponsorship Letter (DHS Form 10040); (13) Notice of Dataset Access/
Application Expiration (DHS Form 10041); (14) Certificate of Data 
Destruction (DHS Form 10042).
    (3) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Individuals or households, Business or other 
for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, Federal government, and State, 
local, or tribal government; the data gathered will allow the PREDICT 
initiative to provide a central repository, accessible through a Web-
based portal (https://www.predict.org/) that catalogs current computer 
network operational data, provides secure access to multiple sources of 
data collected as a result of use and traffic on the Internet, and 
facilitates data flow among PREDICT participants for the purpose of 
developing new models, technologies and products that support effective 
threat assessment and increase cyber security capabilities.
    (4) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
    a. Estimate of the total number of respondents: 275.
    b. An estimate of the time for an average respondent to respond: 
.54 burden hours.

    Dated: December 13, 2007.
Kenneth D. Rogers,
Chief Information Officer, Science and Technology Directorate.
[FR Doc. E7-25333 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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