2 August 2013
DHS CyberForensics Electronic Technology Clearinghouse
[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 149 (Friday, August 2, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office
[FR Doc No: 2013-18582]
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
[Docket No. DHS-2013-0047]
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for Review;
Information Collection Request for the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS), Science and Technology, CyberForensics Electronic Technology
Clearinghouse (CyberFETCH) Program
AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS.
ACTION: 60-day Notice and request for comment.
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology
(S&T) Directorate invites the general public to comment on data
collection forms for the CyberForensics Electronic Technology
Clearinghouse (CyberFETCH) program, and is a revision of a previously
approved collection. CyberFETCH is responsible for providing a
collaborative environment for cyber forensics practitioners from law
enforcement, private sector and academia. This clearinghouse enables
its users to share information, best practices and lessons learned
within a secure collaborative environment. In order for a user to
access this clearinghouse, he/she must complete a registration form to
establish a user account. The information collected is used by the DHS
S&T CyberFETCH program to determine the authenticity and suitability of
the practitioner requesting access. Once approved, users will utilize
the collaborative environment to upload documents/resources, exchange
information, network with other users, as well as post blogs and
The DHS invites interested persons to comment on the following form
and instructions (hereinafter ``Forms Package'') for the S&T
CyberFETCH: (1) Request a CyberFETCH Account (DHS Form 10073).
Interested persons may receive a copy of the Forms Package by
contacting the DHS S&T PRA Coordinator. This notice and request for
comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L.
104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 1,
ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments,
identified by docket number DHS-2013-0047, by one of the following
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Please follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Email: email@example.com. Please include docket
number DHS-2013-0047 in the subject line of the message.
Mail: Science and Technology Directorate, ATTN:
CyberFETCH, 245 Murray Drive, Mail Stop 0202, Washington, DC 20528.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org; (202) 254-2245
(Not a toll free number).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information will be collected via the
DHS S&T CyberFETCH secure Web site at http://www.cyberfetch.org/. The
CyberFETCH Web site will only employ secure web-based technology (i.e.,
electronic registration form) to collect information from users to both
reduce the burden and increase the efficiency of this collection.
The Department is committed to improving its information collection
and urges all interested parties to suggest how these materials can
further reduce burden while seeking necessary information under the
DHS is particularly interested in comments that:
(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency,
including whether the information will have practical utility;
(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used;
(3) Suggest ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of
the information to be collected; and
(4) Suggest ways to minimize the burden of the collection of
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g.,
permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Overview of This Information Collection
(1) Type of Information Collection: Renewal of a currently approved
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Science and Technology,
CyberForensics Electronic Technology Clearinghouse (CyberFETCH)
(3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Department
of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate, Cyber Security
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract: Individuals, consisting of federal, state and
local law enforcement, private sector and academia practitioners. The
information collected will be leveraged to determine the authenticity
and suitability of the practitioner requesting access. Once approved,
users will utilize the collaborative environment to upload documents/
resources, exchange information, network with other users, as well as
post blogs and comments.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
a. Estimate of the total number of respondents: 1000.
b. An estimate of the time for an average respondent to respond:
.25 burden hours.
c. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 250 burden hours.
Dated: July 2, 2013.
Chief Information Officer for Science and Technology.
[FR Doc. 2013-18582 Filed 8-1-13; 8:45 am]
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