A Look Ahead: House Committee on Homeland Security

Jan 27, 2012 Issues: Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, Oversight of DHS Management

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:

Wednesday, February 1

Subcommittee Markup: H.R. 3674, The Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 (The PrECISE Act)

10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 1, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), Chairman

H.R. 3674, (Mr. Lungren) To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes.  The “Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011.”

           An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute  is expected to be offered by Mr. Lungren.

Friday, February 3

Subcommittee Hearing: Is DHS Effectively Implementing a Strategy to Counter Emerging Threats?

10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 3, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Panel I

The Honorable Paul Schneider
Principal
The Chertoff Group

Panel II

Mr. Shawn Reese
Analyst in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy
Congressional Research Service

Mr. David Maurer
Director
Homeland Security and Justice Team
Government Accountability Office

Mr. Alan Cohn
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Strategic Plans, DHS Policy Office
Department of Homeland Security

Chairman McCaul on the hearing:

“Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said, ‘I see One DHS as a strong, efficient and focused Department—one where all the talents and skills that we possess as individuals and as components come together… in new and exciting ways to serve our missions.’  This is a necessary goal, however the agency continues to be criticized for excessive bureaucracy, waste, ineffectiveness and lack of transparency that have hindered its operations and wasted taxpayer dollars.  Unless we fix these types of problems, we will continue to see failures in DHS programs such as the Secure Border Initiative virtual fence, where in the end taxpayers received little, if any, return on a $1 billion investment.  On Friday, we begin a series of hearings asking the basic question, ‘What is wrong with DHS?’  This first hearing examines the DHS strategy and its implementation to counter emerging threats.”

Tuesday, February 7

Subcommittee Hearing: Balancing Maritime Security and Trade Facilitation: Protecting our Ports, Increasing Commerce and Securing the Supply Chain – Part I

10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 7, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security

Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), Chairman

Witnesses to be Announced

Subcommittee Hearing: Screening Partnership Program: Why is a Job-Creating, Public-Private Partnership Meeting Resistance at TSA?

2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 7, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Transportation Security

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman

Witnesses to be Announced

Wednesday, February 15

Hearing: An Examination of the President's FY 2013 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security

2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, February 15, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

House Committee on Homeland Security

Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman

Witnesses to be Announced

***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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