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Small Business Information Security Task Force; Request for Nominations




Small Business Information Security Task Force; Request for Nominations
Small Business Information Security Task Force; Request for Nominations



http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-23538.htm 

[Federal Register: September 30, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 188)]
[Notices]               
[Page 50264-50265]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 
Small Business Information Security Task Force; Request for 
Nominations

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

ACTION: Request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: On May 22, 2009, Public Law 111-24 was signed by the President 
establishing, among other things, a Small Business Information Security 
Task Force. This task force was established to address the information 
technology security needs of small businesses and to help small 
businesses prevent the loss of credit card data. SBA is now requesting 
nominations for members of this task force.

DATES: Submit nominations on or before 5 p.m. EST October 16, 2009 per 
the instructions below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this request for nominations may contact 
Jack Bienko, via telephone (202) 205-6052, fax (202) 481-2636, e-mail 
john.bienko (at) sba.gov or mail U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 
3rd Street, SW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20416.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SBA is requesting nominations for the Small 
Business Information Security Task Force. SBA encourages all qualified 
candidates to apply. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by 
another source.

Function of the Task Force

    This task force was established by section 507 of Public Law 111-24 
to assess the information security needs of small business concerns, 
including the programs and services currently available, and make 
recommendations to SBA as to new programs and services which will help 
small businesses address those concerns. Specifically, the task force 
shall:
    1. Identify the information technology security needs of small 
business concerns,
    2. Identify and assess the programs and services provided by 
Federal and State governments and non-government organizations which 
serve the information technology security needs of small business 
concerns,
    3. Make recommendations to SBA on how to more effectively serve 
small business information technology security needs through the 
creation of new Federal programs and services, small business education 
and training, or more effective marketing of existing programs,
    4. Make recommendations on how SBA can better inform and educate 
small businesses on information technology security concerns, including 
use of the Internet,
    5. Assess and recommend whether a permanent advisory board should 
be created,
    6. Provide SBA with a comprehensive list of Internet sites 
containing appropriate and relevant information on small business 
information technology security needs of which SBA should link, and
    7. Prepare a final report with recommendations for SBA, which will 
be submitted to Congress.

Qualifications

    From the nominations received, the SBA Administrator will appoint a 
Chair and Vice Chair of the task force. The Administrator will then 
work with the Chair to appoint up to 13 additional members; at least 
one from each of the following categories who will serve as 
representatives of their respective constituency:
    1. Subject matter experts,
    2. Users of information technology within small business concerns,
    3. Vendors of information technologies for small business concerns,
    4. Academics with expertise in the use of information technologies 
to support business,
    5. Small business trade associations,
    6. Federal, state or local agencies engaged in securing cyberspace, 
and
    7. Information technology training providers with expertise on the 
use of information technologies to support business.

Meetings

    The entire task force will meet at least twice per year in 
Washington DC. Other meetings may occur via conference call.

Status

    All members will be considered representatives and will not be paid 
for participation however the Agency will pay travel and per diem 
expenses while members are attending required meetings in Washington, 
DC.

Expectations

    All task force members are expected to fully participate in the 
task force and come to the twice-yearly meetings in Washington DC.

What To Send

    1. Letter of Nomination: nominees should send a letter of self-
nomination or a letter of nomination from a peer or professional 
organization or society. This letter must indicate which category the 
nominee fulfills and highlight accomplishments, including studies, 
publications and professional accomplishments related to small business 
information technology security issues.
    2. Current resume.
    3. Biographical sketch (optional) no more than two pages listing 
areas of expertise related to information technology security and small 
business, research activities, service on other Federal advisory 
committees and professional organizations.
    4. Nomination Form: Nominees must complete and sign SBA Form 898 
(available at http://www.sba.gov/nac). 
    All nominees are subject to a conflict of interest determination by 
SBA and will not be considered eligible until such determination is 
made. Nominations must be sent to Jack Bienko at the above information. 
E-mail and fax are preferred methods of submission.


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    Dated: September 25, 2009.
Penny Pickett,
Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development.
[FR Doc. E9-23538 Filed 9-29-09; 8:45 am]

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