National Security Council Deputies Committee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The National Security Council Deputies Committee (DC) is a committee of the United States National Security Council and the senior sub-Cabinet interagency forum for consideration of national security policy issues by the United States Government.

History[edit]

The committee was established in 1989 by incoming president George H. W. Bush, and has been retained in each re-organization of the National Security Council.

Purpose[edit]

The Deputies Committee is responsible for reviewing and monitoring the interagency national security process including for establishing and directing the Policy Coordination Committees.[1] The Deputies Committee is convened and chaired by the Deputy National Security Advisor or the Deputy Homeland Security Advisor.[2]

Membership[edit]

According to National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM-4) of April 2017, regular members of the Deputies Committee are:

Invitations to participant in or attend specific meetings are extended to Deputy or Under Secretary level of executive departments and agencies and to other senior officials when relevant issues are discussed. The Executive Secretary and the Deputy White House Counsel also attend. The relevant Senior Director on the National Security Council staff is also invited to attend when relevant.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] White House Office of the Press Secretary Presidential Memorandum Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council
  2. ^ [2] Federal Register National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM-4)
  3. ^ [3] Federal Register National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM-4)

External links[edit]