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National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).


Committee Management Notice of an Open Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.


The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet via teleconference on Thursday, February 5, 2015. The meeting will be open to the public.


The NSTAC will meet on Thursday, February 5, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business.


The meeting will be held via conference call. For access to the conference call bridge or for information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance to attend, please contact Ms. Sandy Benevides via email at or telephone at (703) 235-5408 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the “Supplementary Information” section below. Associated briefing materials that will be discussed at the meeting will be available at​nstac for review as of January 23, 2015. Comments may be submitted at any time and must be identified by docket number DHS-2014-0078. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting written comments.
  • Email: Include the docket number in the subject line of the email message.
  • Fax: 703-235-5962, Attn: Sandy Benevides.
  • Mail: Designated Federal Officer, Stakeholder Engagement and Critical Infrastructure Resilience Division, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0604, Arlington, VA 20598-0604.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Department of Homeland Security” and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at, including any personal information provided.

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A public comment period will be held during the conference call on Thursday, February 5, 2015, from 2:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Speakers who wish to participate in the public comment period must register in advance by no later than Monday, February 2, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. by emailing Sandy Benevides at Speakers are requested to limit their comments to three minutes and will speak in order of registration. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last request for comments.

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Ms. Helen Jackson, NSTAC Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, telephone (703) 235-5321.

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. Appendix. The NSTAC advises the President on matters related to national security and emergency preparedness telecommunications policy.


The NSTAC members will be presented with their next tasking. The members will be tasked with a study regarding big data analytics. The members will engage in a discussion of current events related to national cyber issues. Additionally the members, in coordination with senior leaders from the White House and DHS, will discuss future potential study topics to include the national security and emergency preparedness implications of the Dark Web.

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Dated: January 14, 2015.

Helen Jackson,

Designated Federal Officer for the NSTAC.

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[FR Doc. 2015-00938 Filed 1-21-15; 8:45 am]