The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in a January 12, 2022 Federal Register notice that the DHS Secretary is reestablishing the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). "The primary purpose of the HSAAC will be to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary and DHS senior leadership on matters related to homeland security and the academic community." See 87 FR 1772 (January 22, 2022).

The re-establshiment of HSAAC, which was first established under the Obama administration, was one of NAFSA’s key recommendations to the Biden-Harris administration. NAFSA previously served on the committee from 2012-2016. Members of the re-established HSAAC have not yet been identified.