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Homeland Security Academic Partnership Council (HSAPC)

The HSAPC will provide organizationally independent, strategic, timely, specific, and actionable recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on key issues across the homeland security enterprise as they relate to the intersection of education and academia and the DHS mission. Recommendations may relate to, but are not limited to:

  • DHS-wide funding opportunities, such as grants, scholarships, programs, and hiring surges.
  • Safety and security, including prevention, response, mitigation, recovery, and other emergency management and preparedness measures.
  • Improving coordination and sharing of threat and security related information, including threats of violence, and targeted violence and terrorism prevention.
  • Methods to develop career opportunities to support a 21st century DHS workforce.
  • Enhancing and expanding research opportunities, such as the DHS Science and Technology Centers of Excellence and DHS/National Security Agency joint Centers of Academic Excellence.

Latest Recommendations

Under the Secretary’s authority in Title 6, United States Code, section 451, this charter amends the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) charter and renames the HSAAC (originally approved on December 20, 2021, and filed with Congress on January 28, 2021) as the Homeland Security Academic Partnership Council (HSAPC) and establishes the HSAPC as a discretionary committee. This committee is established in accordance with and operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. §§ 1001 et seq.

Homeland Security Academic Partnership Council (HSAPC) Charter 2024

*Please note this is a historical section to the previously called Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) now called the Homeland Security Academic Partnership Council (HSAPC).

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Last Updated: 06/07/2024
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