Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee

Summary:

The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet April 20-22, 2010 at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, 110 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 400, Frederick, MD. This meeting will be closed to the public.

Dates:

The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet April 20, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 21, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on April 22, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Addresses:

The meeting will be held at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, 110 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 400, Frederick, MD 21702. Requests to have written material distributed to each member of the committee prior to the meeting should reach the contact person at the address below by Friday, April 16, 2010. Send written material to Ms. Tiwanda Burse, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528. Comments must be identified by DHS-2010-0020 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: HSSTAC@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message.

Fax:202-254-6173.

Mail: Ms. Tiwanda Burse, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528.

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 http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the (committee name), go to http://www.regulations.gov.

For further information contact:

Ms. Tiwanda Burse, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528, 202-254-6877.

Supplementary information:

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

At this meeting, the Committee will receive sensitive and classified (Secret-level) briefings and presentations regarding relationships between Science Technology and selected National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures related topics, which are matters relevant to homeland security.

Basis for Closure: In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, it has been determined that the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee meeting concerns sensitive Homeland Security information and classified matters within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and (c)(9)(B) which, if prematurely disclosed, would significantly jeopardize national security and frustrate implementation of proposed agency actions and that, accordingly, this meeting will be closed to the public.

Dated: April 2, 2010. Tara O'Toole,

Under Secretary for Science and Technology.

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