A Look Ahead: House Committee on Homeland Security

Jun 22, 2012 Issues: Counterterrorism

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

Thursday, June 28

Subcommittee Hearing: Economic Espionage: A Foreign Intelligence Threat to American Jobs and Homeland Security

10 a.m. on June 28, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence

Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Mr. John P. Woods
Assistant Director
Homeland Security Investigations
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Frank Figliuzzi
Assistant Director
Counterintelligence Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Department of Justice

Dr. Stuart Graham
Chief Economist
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Department of Commerce

Chairman Meehan on the hearing:

“This hearing will examine the threat posed to the U.S. government and private businesses from economic espionage conducted by foreign intelligence services and corporations with ties to foreign governments, including China and Iran, among others.  According to the Department of Justice, this has become a national security issue that threatens the homeland by diminishing American competitiveness and costs jobs.  

“We will hear from a panel of government witnesses from the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Commerce about the nature and severity of the threat and its costs to the economy.  We will also learn what the U.S. Government is doing to combat the threat, including its work with small and medium-sized businesses to prevent the loss of trade secrets and intellectual property.”

***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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