Homeland Security Intelligence Council
The Homeland Security Intelligence Council (HSIC) is focused on the topic of intelligence activities and information sharing required to protect the U.S. from significant threats. The Council is comprised of senior executives, past and present, from across government, law enforcement and industry who contribute to the homeland security enterprise. In September 2011, the Council completed a yearlong effort to investigate evolving issues related to homeland security intelligence by collecting personal experiences, academic research, and interviews with public sector and industry experts. The Council, under Joe Rozek, published its findings and recommendations in a white paper, “Intelligence to Protect the Homeland: Taking Stock Ten Years Later and Looking Ahead,” and launched the paper at the Intelligence to Protect the Homeland Symposium at the Ronald Reagan Building on September 7, 2011. The white paper seeks to define homeland security intelligence and examine its critical role and development in the U.S. intelligence architecture as well as its implications for privacy and civil liberties.
In May 2013, Caryn Wagner became Chair of the Council. Wagner most recently served as the Undersecretary of Homeland Security and brings diverse experience within the intelligence community to the HSIC. These career accomplishments make her uniquely qualified to lead the HSIC as it brings the public, private and academic sectors together to address increasingly complex threats to our homeland.