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Directorate for Preparedness, DHS.


Notice of meeting.


The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet in open session.


Tuesday, April 11, 2006, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Grand Hyatt at Washington Center, 1000 H Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001.

You may submit comments, identified by DHS-2006-0013, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: When submitting comments electronically, please include by DHS-2006-0013, in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Jenny Menna, Department of Homeland Security, Directorate for Preparedness, Washington, DC 20528. To ensure proper handling, please reference by DHS-2006-0013, on your correspondence. This mailing address may be used for paper, disk or CD-ROM submissions.
  • Hand Delivery/Courier: Jenny Menna, Department of Homeland Security, Directorate for Preparedness, Washington, DC 20528. Contact Telephone Number 703-235-5316.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Department of Homeland Security” and DHS-2006-0013, the docket number 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, go to

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Jenny Menna, NIAC Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528; telephone 703-235-5316.

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Pub. L. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.1 et seq.). At this meeting, the NIAC will be briefed on the status of several Working Group activities in which the Council is currently engaged.

This meeting is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the meeting may close early if all business is finished.

The NIAC meeting agenda may be updated. Please consult the NIAC Web site,​niac, for the most current agenda.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities: For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, telephone the Designated Federal Officer as soon as possible.

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Dated: March 22, 2006.

Jenny Menna,

Designated Federal Officer for the NIAC.

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Draft Agenda of April 11, 2006 Meeting

I. Opening of Meeting

Jenny Menna, Designated Federal Officer, NIAC, Department of Homeland Security

II. Rollcall of Members

Jenny Menna

III. Opening Remarks and Introductions

NIAC Chairman, Erle A. Nye, Chairman Emeritus, TXU Corp.

NIAC Vice Chairman, John T. Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Michael Chertoff, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (Invited)

George W. Foresman, Under Secretary, Preparedness Directorate, DHS (Invited)

Frances Fragos Townsend, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (Invited)

IV. Approval of February Minutes

NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye

V. Final Reports and Deliberations

NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye Presiding

A. Intelligence Coordination

NIAC Vice Chairman John T. Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc. and Gilbert Gallegos, Chief of Police (ret.), Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department, NIAC Member Start Printed Page 16175

B. Deliberation and Approval of Recommendations of Final Report

NIAC Members

C. Workforce Preparation, Education and Research

Alfred R. Berkeley III, Chairman and CEO, Pipeline Trading, LLC., NIAC Member Dr. Linwood Rose, President, James Madison University, NIAC Member

D. Deliberation and Approval of Recommendations of Final Report

NIAC Members

VI. Status Reports on Current Working Group Initiatives

NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye Presiding

A. Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Events and the Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Chief Rebecca F. Denlinger, Fire Chief, Cobb County, Georgia Fire and Emergency Services, NIAC Member, Martha H. Marsh, Chairman and CEO, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, NIAC Member and Bruce Rohde, Chairman and CEO Emeritus, ConAgra Foods, Inc.

B. Convergence of Physical and Cyber Technologies and Related Securityy Management Challenges

George Conrades, Executive Chairman, Akamai Technologies, NIAC Member, Margaret Grayson, President, AEP Government Solutions Group, NIAC Member, and Gregory A. Peters, Former President and CEO, Internap Network Services Corporation, NIAC Member.

VII. New Business

NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye, NIAC Members TBD

A. Deliberation and Voting on New Initiatives

NIAC Members

VIII. Adjournment

NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye

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[FR Doc. E6-4634 Filed 3-29-06; 8:45 am]