Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC)
"The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security. The Council comprises leaders from state and local government, first responder communities, the private sector, and academia."
The Los Angeles County HSAC was started by the LA County Sheriff's Department in conjunction with Business Executives for National Security (BENS) to promote homeland seciurity public-private partnerships. Their latest initiative is the Community Stakeholder Network (CSN), an ambitious website to support business and community stakeholders in the vent of a crisis. A video explaining CSN can be found at http://vimeo.com/65250824.