Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)

The National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee Charter

  1. Committee's Official Designation. National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC).
  2. Authority. The NISPPAC was established by Section 103 of Executive Order (EO) 12829, and the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 United States Code (USC) Chapter 10), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The Committee was continued by the Executive Order 14109 titled Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees and Amendments to Other Executive Orders, issued September 29, 2023.
  3. Objectives and Scope. The NISPPAC advises its Chairman, the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), on matters concerning the policies of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), including recommended changes to those policies as reflected in EO 12829, it's implementing directives, or the rule established under EO 12829.
  4. Description of Duties. The NISPPAC shall serve as a forum to discuss policy issues in dispute and shall advise the Chairman on matters concerning the oversight of the NISP.
  5. Agency or Officials to Whom the Committee Reports. The NISPPAC will advise the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), and other executive branch officials in accordance with EO 12829.
  6. Committee Support. ISOO shall provide the NISPPAC with administrative services, facilities, staff, and other support services necessary for the performance of its functions.
  7. Estimated Annual Operating Cost and Staff Years. The estimated annual operating costs of the NISPPAC are $259,378.80. Staff support provided by ISOO is estimated to be 1.55 staff years. Members of the Committee shall serve without compensation for their work on the Committee However, non-government members may be allowed travel expenses including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittingly in the Government service.
  8. Designated Federal Officer (DFO). The DFO is a full time salaried employee of NARA and will perform the duties set forth in FACA and the Final Rule (41 CFR Parts 101-6 and 102-3), to include ensuring administrative and staff support to the NISPPAC. The DFO will approve or call all of the advisory committee and subcommittee meetings, prepare and approve all meeting agendas, attend all committee and subcommittee meetings, adjourn any meeting when the DFO determines adjournment to be in the public interest, and chair meetings when directed to do so by the official to whom the advisory committee reports.
  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 NISPP AC is continuing; it is subject to termination pursuant to Section 11 below.
  11. Termination. Unless continued by the President, SLTPS-PAC will terminate on September 30, 2025, consistent with EO 14109 of September 29, 2023.
  12. Membership and Designation. The Director of ISOO who also serves as the Chairman will appoint the members of the NISPPAC according to EO 12829. 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), to include contractors, licensees, and grantees involved with classified contracts, licenses, or grants (hereinafter referred to as contractors), as determined by the Chairman. There will be 16 regular government employee members, including the Chairman, and there will be eight non-government representative members. Non-government members represent all types and sizes of NISP contractor entities, whose scope of operations range from a one person entity, having a single classified contract to some of the largest U.S. corporations to having numerous classified contracts. All members will have expertise comprising the primary functions of an industrial security program, to include information, personnel, physical, and information systems security.
  13. Subcommittees. The Chairman may establish subcommittees as necessary to accomplish functions of the full NISPPAC. The subcommittees report to the parent committee and shall not provide advice or work product directly to the agency.
  14. Recordkeeping. The records of the NISPPAC shall be handled in accordance with General Records Schedule 6.2 or other approved agency record disposition schedules. These records shall be available for public inspection and copying, subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 USC 552. Recommendations, resolutions, and reports shall be in writing and submitted by the Chairman. The DFO shall also provide the Archivist of the United States with minutes of each NISPPAC meeting.
  15. Filing Date.  October 18, 2023.


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