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DHS - 677 - Aviation Security Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAviation Security Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2015Committee Number677
Original Establishment Date10/6/1990Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date12/18/2014Committee URLhttp://www.tsa.gov/aviation-security-advisory-c...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*27
Current Charter Date6/19/2013Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Official, Aviation Security Advisory Committee
Date Of Renewal Charter6/19/2015Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Dean
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameA.
Specific Termination AuthorityHR 1204Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Walter
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Title 6 U.S.C. Sec. 451Designated Federal Officer Phone*(571) 227-2645
Effective Date Of Authority*8/22/1989Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-603-0302
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*dean.walter@dhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) provides a key forum for the exchange of views and information on civil aviation security issues. The committee provides recommendations to the Administrator on important security issues. The committee provides a balanced view representative of the broad range of aviation interests.
How is membership balanced?*ASAC membership is composed of representatives of up to three nationally recognized non-governmental organizations in each of the following categories: Aircraft and Security Equipment Manufacturers; Airline Labor; Airline Management; Airport Operators; Airport Tenants and General Aviation; Aviation Consumer Advocates; Air Cargo; Law Enforcement and Security Experts; and Representatives of Victims of Terrorist Acts Against Aviation. Federal government agencies with key roles or interests in civil aviation security also attend ASAC meetings.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings of the committee generally are held at least semi-annually. Meetings provide the committee opportunities to act on working group reports in a public setting whenever possible, and provide the Administrator with opportunities to review the progress of the committee and to discuss issues of concern with the committee.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*ASAC helps enhance TSA domain awareness by facilitating consultation with leading industry organizations, other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and stakeholder representatives concerning potential risks to infrastructure, passengers and goods; response capabilities that NGOs and other stakeholders control; and the economic, social and political drivers that impact risk or response. ASAC also serves as a primary forum in which TSA gathers customer and stakeholder input concerning the effectiveness of security actions and proposals, the costs and burdens associated with security actions and proposals, and the general level of customer satisfaction TSA is engendering across affected constituencies.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are closed only when sensitive security information (SSI) is discussed, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552b and 49 CFR parts 15 and 1520.
Recommendation RemarksLegislation was enacted in December 2014. The legislation exempted the committee from FACA and is no longer required to comply with the FACA database openness requirements once this ACR concludes.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentFollowing the destruction of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, the Federal Aviation Administration chartered ASAC to help “develop… recommendations for the improvement of methods, equipment, and procedures to improve civil aviation security.” Since taking on management of ASAC in August 2002, TSA has taken steps to focus the committee’s efforts in directions that are relevant and useful to TSA’s post-September 11 mission.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*79Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentPrior to FY13 ASAC produced approximately 50 recommendations. In FY2013, the committee approved 30 additional recommendations. In FY2014 no recommendations were approved since new member appointments were made and new subcommittees were formed.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*85.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback to the committee members is provided in a number of ways. First each subcommittee is co-chaired by an employee of TSA. This ensures that the recommendations are on target and feasible. Second, the recommendations are presented to the full committee, which provides comment and feedback, before being approved. Finally TSA provides ASAC member representatives with updates on the implementation of past recommendations during ASAC meetings.Narrative Description*ASAC helps enhance TSA aviation domain awareness by facilitating consultation with leading aviation industry organizations, other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and stakeholder representatives concerning potential risks to infrastructure, passengers and goods; response capabilities that NGOs and other stakeholders control; and the economic, social and political drivers that impact risk or response. ASAC also serves as a primary forum in which TSA gathers customer and stakeholder input concerning the effectiveness of aviation security actions and proposals, the costs and burdens associated with aviation security actions and proposals, and the general level of customer satisfaction TSA is engendering across affected constituencies.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$10,870.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$10,870.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.40
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

No interest areas selected for this committee.
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-005143Aviation Security Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005513Aviation Security Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007266Aviation Security Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007626Aviation Security Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009445Aviation Security Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009719Aviation Security Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011343Aviation Security Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011565Aviation Security Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013214Aviation Security Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013375Aviation Security Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015093Aviation Security Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015342Aviation Security Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016646Aviation Security Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017723Aviation Security Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018668Aviation Security Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019650Aviation Security Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020513Aviation Security Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021503Aviation Security Advisory Committee1997