Perry to Hold Hearing on EMP Threats; Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Cyber Threats Rescheduled

May 7, 2014 Issues: Weapons of Mass Destruction

Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies will hold a hearing on electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threats to critical infrastructure.

The Subcommittees on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies’ hearing on cyber threats, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 8 at 10 a.m., has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 21 at 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, May 8 at 2 p.m.

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Threat to Critical Infrastructure

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses Include:

Panel I

  • The Honorable Trent Franks, Representative from the 8th District of Arizona  

Panel II

  • Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Congressional EMP Commission, Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security
  • Dr. Michael J. Frankel, Senior Scientist, Pennsylvania State University, Applied Research Laboratory

Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) on the hearing: “I look forward to raising public awareness about the underreported threat that Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) poses to our homeland security. It’s important that we present accurate, objective information to the American people regarding EMP’s potentially catastrophic danger to our critical infrastructure.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.

THURSDAY, May 8 at 10 a.m.  RESCHEDULED: WEDNESDAY, May 21 at 10am

Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Assessing Persistent and Emerging Cyber Threats to the U.S. Homeland

311 Cannon House Office Building

Invited Witnesses Include:

  • Mr. Joseph Demarest, Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mr. Glenn Lemons, Senior Intelligence Officer, Cyber Intelligence Analysis Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
  • Mr. Larry Zelvin, Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

Subcommittee Chairman Peter King (R-NY) on the hearing: “There is no doubt that foreign actors, including nation-states, terrorists, and criminal organizations, pose a grave cyber threat to the U.S. Homeland.  This hearing will examine the persistent threat, assess intentions and capabilities of these bad actors, and review U.S. coordination and response efforts.  Combatting these threats will require a coordinated effort among multiple partners.  I look forward to holding this hearing jointly with Chairman Meehan and the Subcommittee for Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies.”

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