A Look Ahead: House Committee on Homeland Security

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Thursday, November 3

Subcommittee Hearing: TSA Reform: Exploring Innovations in Technology Procurement to Stimulate Job Growth, Part III

2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Transportation Security

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Dr. Nick Nayak
Chief Procurement Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Robin E. Kane
Assistant Administrator
Office of Security Technology
Transportation Security Administration

Mr. Charles K. Edwards
Acting Inspector General
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Chairman Rogers on the hearing:

Through a series of hearings, this subcommittee has been looking at ways that the Transportation Security Administration can optimize its development and procurement of screening technologies, which comprise a significant proportion of its budget. We have heard from industry and former Department officials, and we are looking forward to this next hearing to hear from current Department officials on ways that they are working to streamline these processes and promote innovation and jobs in the private sector.  We know there are success stories, but we know that there are also untapped opportunities.  We really must look as thoroughly as we can to ensure that we are giving the private sector all possible opportunities to contribute to the security mission while growing their businesses and providing much-needed jobs in that sector.

***See www.homeland.house.gov for updates.

***Coverage note:  All Committee on Homeland Security proceedings are webcast live at www.homeland.house.gov/live-video-feed.

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