McCaul to Hold Hearing on Border Security Planning

Aug 1, 2013 Issues: Border Security

Washington, D.C. – The House Homeland Security Committee will conduct the following hearing tomorrow.

FRIDAY, August 2 at 9:00 a.m.
House Homeland Security Committee
Border Security Planning: Applying Overseas Lessons Learned to the Homeland
311 Cannon House Office Building
Witness List:

Panel I

·         Mr. Alan D. Cohn, Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Planning, Analysis, Office of Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

·         Dr. Daniel Y. Chiu, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Strategy, U.S. Department of Defense

·         Mr. Charles M. Johnson, Director, International Affairs and Trade, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Panel II

·         Major General Robert H. Scales (ret), Chief Executive Officer, Colgen, LLP

·         K. Jack Riley, Ph.D, Vice President, National Security Research Division, RAND Corporation

Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on the hearing: “Recently, the Committee unanimously approved legislation that compels DHS to gain operational control of our borders, beginning with the development of a national border security strategy. Since DHS’s inception, it has never created a national border security strategy, and has instead employed an ad hoc system of patching holes, which continues to see the problem shifted instead of solved. The only way we will make lasting progress is by implementing a national strategy that addresses the entire border. This hearing should serve as a constructive conversation with experts about how we can repurpose unarmed military visibility assets to bolster our border security mission, what DHS can learn from the Department of Defense’s large-scale strategic mission planning, and how best to financially plan for maximum return on our border security investments.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available HERE.

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