Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies to Hold Hearing on Security Technologies R&D– TOMORROW

Apr 18, 2012

Washington, D.C. The Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, chaired by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), will hold a hearing entitled: “The DHS and DOE National Labs: Finding Efficiencies and Optimizing Outputs in Homeland Security Research and Development” tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. in Room 311 Cannon House Office Building.

At tomorrow’s hearing, the Subcommittee will examine the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) work with laboratories to support homeland security R&D.  The hearing will give Members the opportunity to ensure funding for R&D is being used efficiently for innovative solutions for the mission of homeland security.

Lungren said: “Our hearing tomorrow will examine the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is optimally leveraging the extensive national laboratory infrastructure to support homeland security research and development needs.  The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s number one stated goal is to ‘deliver knowledge, analyses and innovative solutions that advance the mission of the Department.’  To help determine ways in which the DHS and Department of Energy laboratories are being utilized for this purpose, we will examine such questions as:  Is the S&T Office of National Laboratories meeting its statutory intent as a cross-DHS coordinator for laboratory work?  What process does DHS implement for prioritizing work to the national labs? Are the costs reasonable, and are there cost savings to be found?  Is the existing laboratory capacity sufficient to meet the need, or is more building justified?  Such oversight will allow increased insight into how S&T can work more efficiently under budget constraints to support the homeland security mission.” 

What:                 Subcommittee Hearing on “The DHS and DOE National Labs: Finding Efficiencies and Optimizing Outputs in Homeland Security Research and Development”

 

When:                 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 19, 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 online HERE

 

Witness List:

 

Panel I

Dr. Daniel M. Gerstein, Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

Dr. Huban Gowadia, Deputy Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

Dr. Daniel Morgan, Specialist in Science and Technology Policy Resources, Sciences, and Industry Division, Congressional Research Service

 

Panel II

Ms. Jill Hruby, Vice President, International, Homeland and Nuclear Security, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Dr. Michael Robert Carter, Senior Scientist, National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 

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