Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council, 9119-9123 [2017-02381]

Download as PDF 9119 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 21 Thursday, February 2, 2017 Title 3— National Security Presidential Memorandum–2 of January 28, 2017 The President Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council Memorandum for the Vice President[,] the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of the Treasury[,] the Secretary of Defense[,] the Attorney General[,] the Secretary of Agriculture[,] the Secretary of Health and Human Services[,] the Secretary of Transportation[,] the Secretary of Commerce[,] the Secretary of Energy[,] the Secretary of Homeland Security[,] the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff[,] the Assistant to the President and Chief Strategist[,] the Director of the Office of Management and Budget[,] the Representative of the United States to the United Nations[,] the United States Trade Representative[,] the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers[,] the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System[,] the Director of National Intelligence[,] the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency[,] the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff[,] the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs[,] the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism[,] the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy[,] the Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy[,] the Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives[,] the Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President[,] the Counsel to the President[,] the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development[,] the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration[,] the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission[,] the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation[,] the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy[,] the Director of National Drug Control Policy[,] the Chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board[,] the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency[, and] the Archivist of the United States As President, my highest priority is to ensure the safety and security of the American people. In order to advise and assist me in executing this solemn responsibility, as well as to protect and advance the national interests of the United States at home and abroad, I hereby direct that my system for national security policy development and decision-making shall be organized as follows: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with O0 A. The National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council, and Supporting Staff The National Security Act of 1947, as amended, established the National Security Council (NSC) to advise the President with respect to the integration of domestic, foreign, and military policies relating to the national security. There is also a Homeland Security Council (HSC)—established through Executive Order 13228 of October 8, 2001, and subsequently codified in the Homeland Security Act of 2002—that has the purpose of advising the President on matters pertaining to homeland security. Each Council is also responsible for the effective coordination of the security-related activities and functions of the executive departments and agencies. The security threats facing the United States in the 21st century transcend international boundaries. Accordingly, the United States Government’s decision-making structures and processes to address these challenges must remain equally adaptive and transformative. Both Councils are statutory bodies that VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Feb 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02FEO0.SGM 02FEO0 9120 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 21 / Thursday, February 2, 2017 / Presidential Documents the President will continue to chair. Invitations to participate in specific Council meetings shall be extended to those heads of executive departments and agencies, and other senior officials, who are needed to address the issue or issues under consideration. When the President is absent from a meeting of either Council, the Vice President may preside at the President’s direction. The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (Homeland Security Advisor) shall be responsible, as appropriate and at the President’s direction, for determining the agenda for the NSC or HSC, respectively, ensuring that the necessary papers are prepared, and recording Council actions and Presidential decisions in a timely manner. When international economic issues are on the agenda of the NSC, the National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy shall perform these tasks in concert. The NSC and HSC shall have as their regular attendees (both statutory and non-statutory) the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the National Security Advisor, the Homeland Security Advisor, and the Representative of the United States to the United Nations. When international economic issues are on the agenda of the NSC, the NSC’s regular attendees will include the Secretary of Commerce, the United States Trade Representative, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. The Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as statutory advisers to the NSC, shall also attend NSC meetings. The Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, the Assistant to the President and Chief Strategist, the Counsel to the President, the Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget are invited as attendees to any NSC meeting. In addition to the NSC and HSC, there is also a single NSC staff within the Executive Office of the President that serves both the NSC and HSC. The staff is composed of regional, issue-focused, and functional directorates and headed by a single civilian Executive Secretary, pursuant to 50 U.S.C. 3021, who is also the Chief of Staff. All policy and staff activity decisions will be transmitted to the Executive Secretary for appropriate distribution and awareness. The purpose of the NSC staff is to advise me, the National Security Advisor, the Homeland Security Advisor, the NSC members, the HSC members, and others in the White House; to facilitate the implementation of Administration policy; and to help coordinate the national-securityrelated activities of the executive departments and agencies. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with O0 B. The Principals Committee The Principals Committee (PC) shall continue to serve as the Cabinet-level senior interagency forum for considering policy issues that affect the national security interests of the United States. The PC shall be convened and chaired by the National Security Advisor or the Homeland Security Advisor, as appropriate, in consultation with the appropriate attendees of the PC. The Chair shall determine the agenda in consultation with the appropriate committee members, and the Executive Secretary shall ensure that necessary papers are prepared and that conclusions and decisions are communicated in a timely manner. Invitations to participate in or attend a specific PC shall be extended at the discretion of the National Security Advisor and the Homeland Security Advisor, and may include those Cabinet-level heads of executive departments and agencies, and other senior officials, who are needed to address the issue under consideration. The PC shall have as its regular attendees the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, the Assistant to the President and Chief Strategist, the National Security VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Feb 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02FEO0.SGM 02FEO0 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 21 / Thursday, February 2, 2017 / Presidential Documents 9121 Advisor, and the Homeland Security Advisor. The Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall attend where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed. The Counsel to the President, the Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget may attend all PC meetings. The Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor (Deputy National Security Advisor), the Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President, and the Executive Secretary (who shall serve as the Executive Secretary of the PC) shall attend all of the meetings of the PC, and the Representative of the United States to the United Nations and the Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives may attend as appropriate. When international economic issues are on the agenda of the PC, the Committee’s regular attendees will include the Secretary of Commerce, the United States Trade Representative, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy (who shall serve as Chair for agenda items that principally pertain to international economics). C. The Deputies Committee The Deputies Committee (DC) shall continue to serve as the senior subCabinet interagency forum for consideration of, and where appropriate, decision-making on, policy issues that affect the national security interests of the United States. The DC shall be convened and chaired by the Deputy National Security Advisor or the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor (Deputy Homeland Security Advisor), as appropriate. The Chair shall determine the agenda in consultation with the regular DC members, and the Executive Secretary shall ensure that necessary papers are prepared and that conclusions and decisions are communicated in a timely manner. Invitations to participate in or attend a specific DC meeting shall be extended by the Chair to those at the Deputy or Under Secretary level of executive departments and agencies, and to other senior officials, who are needed to address the issue under consideration. The DC shall have as its regular members the Deputy Secretary of State, the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Attorney General, the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Deputy Director of National Intelligence, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President, the Deputy National Security Advisor, the Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with O0 The Executive Secretary shall attend the DC meetings. The Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs may attend all DC meetings. The relevant Deputy Assistant to the President for the specific regional and functional issue under consideration shall also be invited to attend. Likewise, when and where appropriate, the Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning, the Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic Communication, the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs, the Deputy Assistant to the President for Transnational Issues, and the Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations, shall also be invited to attend. Other senior officials shall be invited where appropriate. The DC shall review and monitor the work of the interagency national security process, including the interagency groups established pursuant to section D below. The DC shall help to ensure that issues brought before the NSC, HSC, and PC have been properly analyzed and prepared for decision. The DC shall also focus significant attention on monitoring the implementation of policies and decisions and shall conduct periodic reviews of the Administration’s major national security and foreign policy initiatives. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Feb 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02FEO0.SGM 02FEO0 9122 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 21 / Thursday, February 2, 2017 / Presidential Documents The DC is responsible for establishing Policy Coordination Committees (PCCs) and for providing objectives and clear guidance. D. Policy Coordination Committees Management of the development and implementation of national security policies by multiple executive departments and agencies typically shall be accomplished by the PCCs, with participation primarily occurring at the Assistant Secretary level. As the main day-to-day fora for interagency coordination of national security policies, the PCCs shall provide policy analysis for consideration by the more senior committees of the national security system and ensure timely responses to the President’s decisions. Regional and issue-related PCCs shall be established at the direction of the DC. Members of the NSC staff (or National Economic Council staff, as appropriate) will chair the PCCs; the DC, at its discretion, may add co-chairs to any PCC. The PCCs shall review and coordinate the implementation of Presidential decisions in their respective policy areas. The Chair of each PCC, in consultation with the Executive Secretary, shall invite representatives of other executive departments and agencies to attend meetings of the PCC where appropriate. The Chair of each PCC, with the agreement of the Executive Secretary, may establish subordinate working groups to assist that PCC in the performance of its duties. An early meeting of the DC will be devoted to establishing the PCCs, determining their memberships, and providing them with mandates and strict guidance. Until the DC has established otherwise, the existing system of Interagency Policy Committees shall continue. E. General mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with O0 The President and the Vice President may attend any and all meetings of any entity established by or under this memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Feb 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02FEO0.SGM 02FEO0 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 21 / Thursday, February 2, 2017 / Presidential Documents 9123 This document is part of a series of National Security Presidential Memoranda that shall replace both Presidential Policy Directives and Presidential Study Directives as the instrument for communicating relevant Presidential decisions. This memorandum shall supersede all other existing Presidential guidance on the organization or support of the NSC and the HSC. With regard to its application to economic matters, this document shall be interpreted in concert with any Executive Order governing the National Economic Council and with Presidential Memoranda signed hereafter that implement either this memorandum or that Executive Order. The Secretary of Defense is hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, January 28, 2017 [FR Doc. 2017–02381 Filed 2–1–17; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Feb 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02FEO0.SGM 02FEO0 Trump.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with O0 Billing code 3295–F7–P

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Title 3--
The President

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                National Security Presidential Memorandum-2 of January 
                28, 2017

                
Organization of the National Security Council and 
                the Homeland Security Council

                Memorandum for the Vice President[,] the Secretary of 
                State[,] the Secretary of the Treasury[,] the Secretary 
                of Defense[,] the Attorney General[,] the Secretary of 
                Agriculture[,] the Secretary of Health and Human 
                Services[,] the Secretary of Transportation[,] the 
                Secretary of Commerce[,] the Secretary of Energy[,] the 
                Secretary of Homeland Security[,] the Assistant to the 
                President and Chief of Staff[,] the Assistant to the 
                President and Chief Strategist[,] the Director of the 
                Office of Management and Budget[,] the Representative 
                of the United States to the United Nations[,] the 
                United States Trade Representative[,] the Chair of the 
                Council of Economic Advisers[,] the Chairman of the 
                Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System[,] the 
                Director of National Intelligence[,] the Director of 
                the Central Intelligence Agency[,] the Chairman of the 
                Joint Chiefs of Staff[,] the Assistant to the President 
                for National Security Affairs[,] the Assistant to the 
                President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism[,] 
                the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy[,] 
                the Assistant to the President for Trade and 
                Manufacturing Policy[,] the Assistant to the President 
                for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives[,] the 
                Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security 
                Advisor to the Vice President[,] the Counsel to the 
                President[,] the Administrator of the United States 
                Agency for International Development[,] the 
                Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space 
                Administration[,] the Chairman of the Nuclear 
                Regulatory Commission[,] the Director of the Federal 
                Bureau of Investigation[,] the Director of the Office 
                of Science and Technology Policy[,] the Director of 
                National Drug Control Policy[,] the Chairman of the 
                President's Intelligence Advisory Board[,] the 
                Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management 
                Agency[, and] the Archivist of the United States

                As President, my highest priority is to ensure the 
                safety and security of the American people. In order to 
                advise and assist me in executing this solemn 
                responsibility, as well as to protect and advance the 
                national interests of the United States at home and 
                abroad, I hereby direct that my system for national 
                security policy development and decision-making shall 
                be organized as follows:

                A. The National Security Council, the Homeland Security 
                Council, and Supporting Staff

                The National Security Act of 1947, as amended, 
                established the National Security Council (NSC) to 
                advise the President with respect to the integration of 
                domestic, foreign, and military policies relating to 
                the national security. There is also a Homeland 
                Security Council (HSC)--established through Executive 
                Order 13228 of October 8, 2001, and subsequently 
                codified in the Homeland Security Act of 2002--that has 
                the purpose of advising the President on matters 
                pertaining to homeland security. Each Council is also 
                responsible for the effective coordination of the 
                security-related activities and functions of the 
                executive departments and agencies.

                The security threats facing the United States in the 
                21st century transcend international boundaries. 
                Accordingly, the United States Government's decision-
                making structures and processes to address these 
                challenges must remain equally adaptive and 
                transformative. Both Councils are statutory bodies that

[[Page 9120]]

                the President will continue to chair. Invitations to 
                participate in specific Council meetings shall be 
                extended to those heads of executive departments and 
                agencies, and other senior officials, who are needed to 
                address the issue or issues under consideration. When 
                the President is absent from a meeting of either 
                Council, the Vice President may preside at the 
                President's direction.

                The Assistant to the President for National Security 
                Affairs (National Security Advisor) and the Assistant 
                to the President for Homeland Security and 
                Counterterrorism (Homeland Security Advisor) shall be 
                responsible, as appropriate and at the President's 
                direction, for determining the agenda for the NSC or 
                HSC, respectively, ensuring that the necessary papers 
                are prepared, and recording Council actions and 
                Presidential decisions in a timely manner. When 
                international economic issues are on the agenda of the 
                NSC, the National Security Advisor and the Assistant to 
                the President for Economic Policy shall perform these 
                tasks in concert.

                The NSC and HSC shall have as their regular attendees 
                (both statutory and non-statutory) the President, the 
                Vice President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary 
                of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney 
                General, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of 
                Homeland Security, the National Security Advisor, the 
                Homeland Security Advisor, and the Representative of 
                the United States to the United Nations. When 
                international economic issues are on the agenda of the 
                NSC, the NSC's regular attendees will include the 
                Secretary of Commerce, the United States Trade 
                Representative, and the Assistant to the President for 
                Economic Policy. The Director of National Intelligence 
                and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as 
                statutory advisers to the NSC, shall also attend NSC 
                meetings. The Assistant to the President and Chief of 
                Staff, the Assistant to the President and Chief 
                Strategist, the Counsel to the President, the Deputy 
                Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs, 
                and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
                are invited as attendees to any NSC meeting.

                In addition to the NSC and HSC, there is also a single 
                NSC staff within the Executive Office of the President 
                that serves both the NSC and HSC. The staff is composed 
                of regional, issue-focused, and functional directorates 
                and headed by a single civilian Executive Secretary, 
                pursuant to 50 U.S.C. 3021, who is also the Chief of 
                Staff. All policy and staff activity decisions will be 
                transmitted to the Executive Secretary for appropriate 
                distribution and awareness. The purpose of the NSC 
                staff is to advise me, the National Security Advisor, 
                the Homeland Security Advisor, the NSC members, the HSC 
                members, and others in the White House; to facilitate 
                the implementation of Administration policy; and to 
                help coordinate the national-security-related 
                activities of the executive departments and agencies.

                B. The Principals Committee

                The Principals Committee (PC) shall continue to serve 
                as the Cabinet-level senior interagency forum for 
                considering policy issues that affect the national 
                security interests of the United States. The PC shall 
                be convened and chaired by the National Security 
                Advisor or the Homeland Security Advisor, as 
                appropriate, in consultation with the appropriate 
                attendees of the PC. The Chair shall determine the 
                agenda in consultation with the appropriate committee 
                members, and the Executive Secretary shall ensure that 
                necessary papers are prepared and that conclusions and 
                decisions are communicated in a timely manner. 
                Invitations to participate in or attend a specific PC 
                shall be extended at the discretion of the National 
                Security Advisor and the Homeland Security Advisor, and 
                may include those Cabinet-level heads of executive 
                departments and agencies, and other senior officials, 
                who are needed to address the issue under 
                consideration.

                The PC shall have as its regular attendees the 
                Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the 
                Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the 
                Secretary of Homeland Security, the Assistant to the 
                President and Chief of Staff, the Assistant to the 
                President and Chief Strategist, the National Security

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                Advisor, and the Homeland Security Advisor. The 
                Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of 
                the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall attend where issues 
                pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are 
                to be discussed. The Counsel to the President, the 
                Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security 
                Affairs, and the Director of the Office of Management 
                and Budget may attend all PC meetings.

                The Assistant to the President and Deputy National 
                Security Advisor (Deputy National Security Advisor), 
                the Deputy Assistant to the President and National 
                Security Advisor to the Vice President, and the 
                Executive Secretary (who shall serve as the Executive 
                Secretary of the PC) shall attend all of the meetings 
                of the PC, and the Representative of the United States 
                to the United Nations and the Assistant to the 
                President for Intragovernmental and Technology 
                Initiatives may attend as appropriate.

                When international economic issues are on the agenda of 
                the PC, the Committee's regular attendees will include 
                the Secretary of Commerce, the United States Trade 
                Representative, and the Assistant to the President for 
                Economic Policy (who shall serve as Chair for agenda 
                items that principally pertain to international 
                economics).

                C. The Deputies Committee

                The Deputies Committee (DC) shall continue to serve as 
                the senior sub-Cabinet interagency forum for 
                consideration of, and where appropriate, decision-
                making on, policy issues that affect the national 
                security interests of the United States. The DC shall 
                be convened and chaired by the Deputy National Security 
                Advisor or the Deputy Assistant to the President and 
                Deputy Homeland Security Advisor (Deputy Homeland 
                Security Advisor), as appropriate. The Chair shall 
                determine the agenda in consultation with the regular 
                DC members, and the Executive Secretary shall ensure 
                that necessary papers are prepared and that conclusions 
                and decisions are communicated in a timely manner. 
                Invitations to participate in or attend a specific DC 
                meeting shall be extended by the Chair to those at the 
                Deputy or Under Secretary level of executive 
                departments and agencies, and to other senior 
                officials, who are needed to address the issue under 
                consideration.

                The DC shall have as its regular members the Deputy 
                Secretary of State, the Deputy Secretary of the 
                Treasury, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Deputy 
                Attorney General, the Deputy Secretary of Homeland 
                Security, the Deputy Director of the Office of 
                Management and Budget, the Deputy Director of National 
                Intelligence, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of 
                Staff, the Deputy Assistant to the President and 
                National Security Advisor to the Vice President, the 
                Deputy National Security Advisor, the Deputy Homeland 
                Security Advisor, and the Administrator of the United 
                States Agency for International Development.

                The Executive Secretary shall attend the DC meetings. 
                The Deputy Counsel to the President for National 
                Security Affairs may attend all DC meetings. The 
                relevant Deputy Assistant to the President for the 
                specific regional and functional issue under 
                consideration shall also be invited to attend. 
                Likewise, when and where appropriate, the Deputy 
                Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning, the 
                Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic 
                Communication, the Deputy Assistant to the President 
                for International Economic Affairs, the Deputy 
                Assistant to the President for Transnational Issues, 
                and the Deputy Representative of the United States to 
                the United Nations, shall also be invited to attend. 
                Other senior officials shall be invited where 
                appropriate.

                The DC shall review and monitor the work of the 
                interagency national security process, including the 
                interagency groups established pursuant to section D 
                below. The DC shall help to ensure that issues brought 
                before the NSC, HSC, and PC have been properly analyzed 
                and prepared for decision. The DC shall also focus 
                significant attention on monitoring the implementation 
                of policies and decisions and shall conduct periodic 
                reviews of the Administration's major national security 
                and foreign policy initiatives.

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                The DC is responsible for establishing Policy 
                Coordination Committees (PCCs) and for providing 
                objectives and clear guidance.

                D. Policy Coordination Committees

                Management of the development and implementation of 
                national security policies by multiple executive 
                departments and agencies typically shall be 
                accomplished by the PCCs, with participation primarily 
                occurring at the Assistant Secretary level. As the main 
                day-to-day fora for interagency coordination of 
                national security policies, the PCCs shall provide 
                policy analysis for consideration by the more senior 
                committees of the national security system and ensure 
                timely responses to the President's decisions.

                Regional and issue-related PCCs shall be established at 
                the direction of the DC. Members of the NSC staff (or 
                National Economic Council staff, as appropriate) will 
                chair the PCCs; the DC, at its discretion, may add co-
                chairs to any PCC. The PCCs shall review and coordinate 
                the implementation of Presidential decisions in their 
                respective policy areas. The Chair of each PCC, in 
                consultation with the Executive Secretary, shall invite 
                representatives of other executive departments and 
                agencies to attend meetings of the PCC where 
                appropriate. The Chair of each PCC, with the agreement 
                of the Executive Secretary, may establish subordinate 
                working groups to assist that PCC in the performance of 
                its duties.

                An early meeting of the DC will be devoted to 
                establishing the PCCs, determining their memberships, 
                and providing them with mandates and strict guidance. 
                Until the DC has established otherwise, the existing 
                system of Interagency Policy Committees shall continue.

                E. General

                The President and the Vice President may attend any and 
                all meetings of any entity established by or under this 
                memorandum.

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                This document is part of a series of National Security 
                Presidential Memoranda that shall replace both 
                Presidential Policy Directives and Presidential Study 
                Directives as the instrument for communicating relevant 
                Presidential decisions. This memorandum shall supersede 
                all other existing Presidential guidance on the 
                organization or support of the NSC and the HSC. With 
                regard to its application to economic matters, this 
                document shall be interpreted in concert with any 
                Executive Order governing the National Economic Council 
                and with Presidential Memoranda signed hereafter that 
                implement either this memorandum or that Executive 
                Order.

                The Secretary of Defense is hereby authorized and 
                directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal 
                Register.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, January 28, 2017

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