DHS Secretary Napolitano, NCTC Director Olsen to Testify before House Homeland Security Committee
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will convene a hearing entitled “Understanding the Homeland Threat Landscape” tomorrow at 10 a.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Matthew Olsen will testify at the hearing.
King said: “U.S. counterterrorism and intelligence communities have made significant progress over the past 15 months since the killing of Osama bin Laden. However, even with the killing of the likes of bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki, and Samir Kahn, the terrorist threat against the Homeland continues – with terrorists adapting and new threats emerging. Since 9/11, al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists have launched four attacks on the U.S. Homeland – at Fort Hood, Little Rock, Times Square, and over Detroit. Dozens of other plots have been disrupted as well, including the plot to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol with explosives-laden drones and another plot against the Capitol with a suicide vest bomb.
“This hearing will be an opportunity for the Members of this Committee to assess and understand the current threats facing the Homeland as well as those that are now emerging.”
WHAT: Full Committee Hearing: “Understanding the Homeland Threat Landscape”
WHEN: 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2012
WHERE: 311 Cannon House Office Building
**Live video feed will be available HERE
Opening statements, witness testimony, and the live video feed will be available HERE.
The Honorable Janet Napolitano
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Matthew Olsen
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)