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Homeland Security Advisory Council

The Homeland Security Advisory Council with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, January 9, 2012.


About HSAC

The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security. The Council comprises leaders from state and local government, first responder communities, the private sector, and academia.

Learn more about HSAC: Homeland Security Advisory Council Archived Advisory Committees, Recommendations & Press Releases

Task Force on CyberSkills Submits Recommendations to Secretary

In July 2012, Secretary Napolitano directed the HSAC to form the Task Force on CyberSkills in response to the increasing demand for the best and brightest in the cybersecurity field across industry, academia and government. The Task Force, co-chaired by Jeff Moss and Alan Paller, conducted extensive interviews with experts from government, the private sector, and academia in developing its recommendations to grow the advanced technical skills of the DHS cybersecurity workforce and expand the national pipeline of men and women with these cybersecurity skills.  On October 1, the HSAC unanimously approved sending the Task Force recommendations to the Secretary. 

 HSAC Leadership

 Border Infrastructure Task Force

Task Force on CyberSkills

Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee

Sustainability and Efficiency Task Force

Recommendations to the Secretary

Recommendations Archive


Past Meetings

Archived Meeting Minutes

Press Releases

If you have any problems accessing the files on this webpage please contact

Point of Contact:
Mike Miron, Director
Homeland Security Advisory Council
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, SW  Mailstop 0445
Washington DC  20528-0075

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