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National Archives and Records Administration Charter of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee

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  1. Official Designation. The name of this advisory committee shall be the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC).

  2. Authority. The Committee is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees; and by Section 103 of Executive Order 12829, as amended, (the Order).

  3. Objectives and Scope.The NISPPAC will advise the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), and other executive branch officials on all matters concerning the policies of the National Industrial Security Program, (NISP), including recommended changes to those policies as reflected in the Order, its implementing directives, or the operating manual established under the Order. The NISPPAC also shall serve as a forum to discuss policy issues in dispute. The Director of the Information Security Oversight Office, will serve as Chairman and appoint members of the NISPPAC.

  4. Duties. The Committee shall advise the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office, on all matters concerning the oversight of the NISP as prescribed by the Order..

  5. Official(s) to Whom the Committee Reports. The NISPPAC shall report to the Director, Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration.

  6. Support. The Information Security Oversight Office shall provide the NISPPAC with administrative services, facilities, staff, and other support services necessary for the performance of its functions.

  7. Estimated Annual Operating Costs and Staff Years. The estimated annual operating costs of the NISPPAC are $350,000.00. Staff support provided by the Information Security Oversight Office is estimated to be 2.5 staff years.

  8. Designated Federal Officer (DFO). The DFO is a full time salaried employee of NARA and will perform the duties set forth in section 10(c) of the FACA, to include ensuring administrative and staff support to the Committee.
  9. Estimated Number and Frequency of Meetings. The NISPPAC shall meet at the request of the Chairman, but at least twice during the calendar year.

  10. Duration. The need for the NISPPAC is continuing.

  11. Termination. The Charter shall be eligible for renewal every two years.

  12. Membership and Designation. Membership will consist of representatives (Regular Government Employees) of those Departments and agencies most affected by the NISP and a balanced membership consisting of non-Government representatives (Representative Members), contractors, licensees, and grantees involved with classified contracts, licenses, or grants, as determined by the Chairman.

    NARA will ensure that the Committee’s composition does not violate June 18, 2010, Presidential Memorandum, “Lobbyists on Agency Boards and Commissions (75 CFR 35.955). The memorandum directs “heads of executive departments and agencies not to make any new appointments or reappointments of federally registered lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions . . . .”

    The Designated Agency Ethics Official for NARA has determined that all non-Federal members of the Committee are “representatives” for purposes of federal ethics laws and regulations, and, thus, do not need to file financial disclosure annually. Any Federal employees who are appointed to the Committee must annually file confidential financial disclosure report on or before the date of their first participation in a Committee meeting.

  13. Subcommittees. The Committee Chairman may establish subcommittees as necessary to accomplish functions of the full Committee.

  14. Recordkeeping. The records of the Committee, formally and informally established subcommittees, or other subgroups of the Committee, shall be handled in accordance with General Records Schedule 26, Item 2 or other approved agency records disposition schedule. These records shall be available for public inspection and copying, subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. Recommendations, resolutions, and reports shall be in writing and submitted by the Committee Chairperson. The DFO shall also provide the Archivist of the United States with minutes of each Committee meeting.
  15. Filing Date. October 1, 2013

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