Week Ahead for the House Homeland Security Committee - July 15-19, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Homeland Security Committee has announced the following hearings for next week.

Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

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Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements

Evaluating Privacy, Security, and Fraud Concerns with ObamaCare’s Information Sharing Apparatus

2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Invited Witnesses Include:

  • Hon. Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mr. Henry Chao, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ms. Sarah Hall Ingram, Affordable Care Act Project Director, Internal Revenue Service
  • Mr. Alan Duncan, Assistant Inspector General for Security and Information Technology Services, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Subcommittee Chairman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) on the hearing: “This hearing will examine the federal data hub established by ObamaCare. It represents an unprecedented undertaking where vast amounts of Americans' personal data will pass among numerous state, federal and non-governmental agencies through a centralized data hub. Due to the complexity and scope of the undertaking, there is considerable risk that this large amount of personal data could be compromised. The Director of National Intelligence has indicated that cyber attacks and espionage are the top threats to U.S. national security. It is of the utmost importance that we ensure Americans’ personal health care data is secure. I look forward to hearing from witnesses about how the government plans to manage such an unprecedented system, while simultaneously securing huge amounts of sensitive information from the ever increasing threat of cyber security attacks.”

*NOTE: The live video of the joint hearing will be available here.

WEDNESDAY, July 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Subcommittee on Transportation Security

Stakeholder Perspectives on TSA Acquisition Reform

311 Cannon House Office Building

Invited Witnesses Include:

  • Mr. Marc Pearl, President & CEO, Homeland Security & Defense Business Council
  • Ms. Shené Commodore, Government Contracts & Business Manager, Intertek

Subcommittee Chairman Richard Hudson (R-NC) on the hearing: “It is no secret that TSA has struggled with technology acquisition and it is fitting that this is the seventh oversight hearing the Transportation Security Subcommittee has held on TSA technology acquisition in the last two years alone. This is another opportunity to hear directly from industry stakeholders as the Subcommittee develops legislation to improve transparency and accountability with regard to TSA technology.”

THURSDAY, July 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Oversight of Executive Order 13636 and Development of the Cybersecurity Framework

311 Cannon House Office Building

Invited Witnesses Include:

  • Mr. Robert Kolasky, Director, Implementation Task Force, National Protection and Programs Directorate
  • Charles H. Romine, PhD, Director, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Subcommittee Chairman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) on the hearing: “The Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies has oversight responsibility for the President’s cybersecurity Executive Order. On Thursday, we will begin our efforts to ensure transparency in the process by convening a hearing to examine the outline released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in June. Congress must work with the Administration and NIST to establish a framework that correctly identifies and fills the gaps in our nation’s critical infrastructure protection. I look forward to hearing from the Department of Homeland Security and NIST on their progress, and areas that our subcommittee can help to improve the process.”

*The live video of the hearings will be available here.

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