[govinfo] GovInfo News - 11-15-06

  • From: "Patrice McDermott" <pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 16:56:33 -0500

- Meeting - Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
- Odd notice on Availability for Comment from FAA
- Meeting of Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
- Confronting Secret Law (SN)

Patrice McDermott, Director
202-332-OPEN (6736)

Department Of Homeland Security
Office of the Secretary
Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee

...This meeting will be open to the public, with the
exception of a one-hour administrative session.

DATES: The meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 12:15
p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, in Miami Beach,
A tentative agenda has been posted on the Privacy Advisory Committee Web
site at http://www.dhs.gov/privacy


Notice of Availability of Draft Advisory Circulars, Other Policy 
Documents and Proposed Technical Standard Orders

SUMMARY: The FAA's Aviation Safety, an organization responsible for the
certification, production approval, and continued airworthiness of
aircraft, and certification of pilots, mechanics, and others in safety
related positions, publishes proposed non-regulatory documents that are
available for public comment on the Internet at 
Final advisory circulars, other policy
documents, and technical standard orders (TSOs) are available on FAA's
Web site, including final documents published by the Aircraft
Certification Service on FAA's Regulatory and Guidance Library (RGL) at
We do not publish an individual Federal Register notice for each 
document we make available for public comment. On the Web site, you may
subscribe to our service for e-mail notification when new draft
documents are made available. Persons wishing to comment on our draft
ACs, other policy documents and proposed TSOs can find them by using
the FAA's Internet address listed above. This notice of availability
and request for comments on documents produced by Aviation Safety will
appear again in 30 days.

DATES: The meeting will be held on December 7, 2006, from 8:30 a.m.
until 5 p.m. and December 8, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the George Washington
University Cafritz Conference Center, 800 21st Street, NW., Room 101 &
308, Washington, DC.


--Welcome and Overview.
--NIST Briefing.
--Continuity of Vital Operations and Services During Crises.
--Security Metrics Panel.
--Privacy Technology Project.
--HSPD-12 Plan.
--IG PCIE Panel.
--SCADA Briefing.
--Consensus Procurement of Industrial Control Systems.
--NIAP Status Briefing.
Note that agenda items may change without notice because of
possible unexpected schedule conflicts of presenters.

Public Participation: The Board agenda will include a period of
time, not to exceed thirty minutes, for oral comments and questions
from the public. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes. Members
of the public who are interested in speaking are asked to contact the
Board Secretariat at the telephone number indicated below. In addition,
written statements are invited and may be submitted to the Board at any
time. Written statements should be directed to the ISPAB Secretariat,
Information Technology Laboratory, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930,
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-
8930. It would be appreciated if 25 copies of written material were
submitted for distribution to the Board and attendees no later than
December 1, 2006. Approximately 15 seats will be available for the
public and media.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Pauline Bowen, Board Secretariat,
Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and
Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930,
telephone: (301) 975-2938.


The U.S. Supreme Court should reject the idea of a secret law or directive
that purports to regulate public behavior yet cannot be disclosed, several 
interest groups argued yesterday.

The groups filed amicus curiae briefs in support of a petition by John Gilmore,
who challenged a government requirement that he produce official identification 
order to board an airplane and was told that he could not see the underlying 
document because it is "sensitive security information."

The latest briefs, and other background on the case, can be found here:

See also "Groups ask high court to review aviation ID policies," by Andrew 
National Journal's Technology Daily, November 14:


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