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Secretary Napolitano Announces Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano recently announced the formation of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC), comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders charged with advising the Secretary and senior leadership at the Department on several key issues. The new council underscores the Department’s commitment to working with the academic community. Secretary Napolitano has asked the group, which will be chaired by Dr. Wallace Loh of the University of Maryland, to provide advice and recommendations on issues related to student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; campus and community resiliency, security and preparedness; and faculty exchanges. The group’s inaugural meeting will take place on March 20, 2012, in Washington, D.C. A notice in the Federal Register formally announced the first meeting, which is open to the public.

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