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To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the
Two fifteen-minute public comment periods will be held during the meeting on October 24, 2012, the first occurring between approximately 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; the second occurring between approximately 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Speakers will be requested to
Notice of this meeting is given under the
The five HSAAC subcommittees (Student and Recent Graduate Recruitment, Homeland Security Academic Programs, Academic Research and Faculty Exchange, International Students, and Campus Resilience) will give progress reports and may present draft recommendations for action in response to initial taskings issued by Secretary Napolitano at the March 20, 2012 full committee meeting, including: how to attract student interns, student veterans, and recent graduates to jobs at DHS; how to use social media and other means of communication to most effectively reach this audience; how to ensure that students and recent graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and other Minority Serving Institutions know of and take advantage of DHS internship and job opportunities; how to define the core elements of a homeland security degree at the associate's, bachelor's and master's levels; how to apply the TSA Associates Program model to other segments of the DHS workforce who wish to pursue a community college pathway; how to form relationships with 4-year schools so that DHS employees' credits transfer towards a higher level degree; how to enhance existing relationships between FEMA's Emergency Management Institute and the higher education community to support Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8): National Preparedness, expand national capability, and support a whole community approach; how to expand DHS cooperation with the Department of Defense academies and schools to provide DHS' current employees with educational opportunities; how academic research can address DHS' biggest challenges; how DHS operational Components can form lasting relationships with universities to incorporate scientific findings and R&D into DHS' operations and thought processes; how universities can effectively communicate to DHS the universities' emerging scientific findings and technologies that will make DHS operations more effective and efficient; how to create a robust staff/faculty exchange program between academe and DHS; how DHS can improve its international student processes and outreach efforts; how DHS can better communicate its regulatory interpretations, policies and procedures to the academic community; how DHS can accommodate and support emerging trends in international education; how colleges and universities use specific capabilities, tools, and processes to enhance campus and community resilience as well as the cyber and physical infrastructure; how DHS' grant programs may be adjusted to support resiliency-related planning and improvements; how campuses can better integrate with community planning and response entities; how to implement the whole community approach and preparedness culture within student and neighboring communities; how to strengthen ties between DHS' Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and campus law enforcement professionals; and how DHS can better coordinate with individual campus IT departments on the risks towards and attacks on computer systems and networks.