Office of the Chief Information Officer; Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee Meeting Notice, 6034-6035 [2016-02029]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Pages 6034-6035]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-02029]



[Docket No. DHS-2016-0007]

Office of the Chief Information Officer; Homeland Security 
Information Network Advisory Committee Meeting Notice

AGENCY: Information Sharing Environment (ISEO)/Office of the Chief 
Information Officer (OCIO), DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 


SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Council 
(HSINAC) calls a virtual meeting of its membership to receive all 
relevant information and facilitate development of recommendations to 
the HSIN Program Management Office (PMO) regarding the following major 
issue areas: (1) Programmatic business process enhancements for 
achieving enhanced requirements management and governance for HSIN's 
users, (2) continuous system protection through advanced security 
testing; and (3) HSIN's infrastructure and support model enhancements 
through hosting and application services.

DATES: The HSINAC will meet Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 
p.m. EST via conference call and HSIN Connect, an online web-
conferencing tool, both of which will be made available to members of 
the general public. Please note that the meeting may end early if the 
committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually via HSIN Connect, an 
online web-conferencing tool at, and 
available via Teleconference at 1-855-852-7677 Conference Pin: 9999-
6207-5505 for all public audience members. To access the web 
conferencing tool, go to, click on ``enter 
as a guest,'' type in your name as a guest, and click ``submit.'' The 
teleconference lines will be open for the public and the meeting brief 
will be posted beforehand on the Federal Register site ( If the Federal government is closed, the 
meeting will be rescheduled.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Allison Buchinski,, 202-343-4277, 
as soon as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the committee. Comments must be 
submitted in writing no later than February 10, must be identified by 
the docket number--DHS-2016-0007, and may be submitted by one of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: Allison Buchinski, Also include the docket number 
in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 202-343-4294
     Mail: Allison Buchinski, Department of Homeland Security, 
OPS CIO-D Stop 0426, 245 Murray Lane SW., Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket

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number (DHS-2016-0007) for this action. Comments received will be 
posted without alteration at, including any 
personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the HSINAC go to and 
type the docket number DHS-2016-0007 into the ``search'' field at the 
top right of the Web site.
    A public comment period will be held during the meeting on Tuesday, 
February 16, 2015 from 2:00-2:15 p.m. Speakers are requested to limit 
their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public comment period 
may take place before the time indicated, as it will follow the last 
call for comments from the committee members. Contact one of the 
individuals listed below to register as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Designated Federal Officer, Michael 
Brody,, 202-282-9464.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Homeland Security Information Network 
Advisory Committee (HSINAC) is an advisory body to the Homeland 
Security Information Network (HSIN) Program Office. This committee 
provides advice and recommendations to the U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) on matters relating to HSIN. These matters include 
system requirements, operating policies, community organization, 
knowledge management, interoperability and federation with other 
systems, and any other aspect of HSIN that supports the operations of 
DHS and its Federal, State, territorial, local, tribal, international, 
and private sector mission partners. Notice of this meeting is given 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix.


    The agenda will consist of the following major components.
    1. There will be a discussion between the HSIN Program and members 
of the committee in the following key areas:
    a. Welcome new members to the HSINAC through round table 
introductions and provide an overview of roles and responsibilities.
    b. An Introduction to the Information Sharing Environment Office 
(ISEO)--Provide embers with an overview of the office and HSIN's recent 
alignment with ISEO and the Office of the Chief Information Officer 
    c. The State of HSIN--Provide members with a strategic update on 
HSIN's FY15 accomplishments, challenges, and FY16 outlook.
    d. Focused Mission Growth--Members will participate in a 
facilitated feedback session that will help to ensure HSIN's goals, 
work effort and business processes are in alignment with and driven by 
stakeholder needs.
    2. HSIN PMO will formally task the HSINAC to offer recommendations 
on the issue of how HSIN achieves growth in its user base and/or 
mission application, and the business process enhancements the Program 
must make to advance its requirements management processes and 
governance for HSIN's users.
    3. HSIN PMO will formally task the HSINAC to offer recommendations 
on the issue of support for procurement activities around advanced 
security and cybersecurity testing to ensure protection of the system 
and its growing user base.
    4. HSIN PMO will formally task the HSINAC to offer recommendations 
on the issue of upcoming infrastructure and system support enhancements 
with the goal of reducing the risk of system downtime due to aging 
equipment and older support models, as well as, mitigate funding gaps 
for these enhancements and future development activities.
    5. Public comment period.
    6. Committee Deliberation & Voting.
    7. Closing Remarks.
    8. Adjournment of the meeting.

    Dated: January 29, 2016.
James Lanoue,
HSIN Program Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-02029 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]
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