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Keep Homeland Security Advisory Sessions Secret, Industry Urges

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A private industry group is urging Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to exempt from federal open meetings requirements for 17 advisory councils who will be helping DHS made critical decisions on protection of the nation’s information technology systems. The councils themselves are mostly self-organized advisory groups that operate with some federal guidance. The working group said it wants to assure “continuous and open dialogue” between the councils and the agency. (10/17/05)