NSTC Committee on Homeland & National Security


  • Daniel Gerstein, Department of Homeland Security
  • Alan Shaffer, Department of Defense

Organizational Members:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Treasury
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation

Also represented on the CHNS:

  • Domestic Policy Council
  • Homeland Security Council
  • National Economic Council
  • National Security Council
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Office of the Vice President

Cooperating departments and agencies include:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Patent and Trademark Office

Sub-groups of the CHNS:

  • AAD: Astronomical Assets and Data (Interagency Working Group) | Charter
  • AUS-Tech: Autonomous Unmanned Systems Technology (FTAC) | Charter
  • BDRD: Biological Defense Research & Development (Subcommittee)
  • CDRD: Chemical Defense Research & Development (Subcommittee)
  • CISR: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (Subcommittee)
  • DAMIEN: Detecting & Mitigating the Impact of Earth-Bound Near Earth Objects (Interagency Working Group)
  • D-IED: Domestic IEDs (Subcommittee) | Charter
  • NDRD: Nuclear Defense Research & Development (Subcommittee)
  • NSL RDT&E F&I: National Security Laboratory, Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Facilities and Infrastructure (Subcommittee) | Charter
  • SCORE: Subcommittee on Special Cyber Operations Research and Engineering (Subcommittee) | Charter
  • SOS-CBRNE: Standards (Subcommittee)