Hearings

Maximizing the Value of Cyber Threat Information ...

The purpose of this hearing is to explore ways the Department of Homeland Security can maximize the value of cyber threat information shared by the government and identify and utilize the most ...

November 15, 2017

Looking North: Assessing the Current Threat at ...

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the current threat landscape and challenges we face along our northern border. Based on the Northern Border Threat Analysis report issued by DHS earlier ...

November 14, 2017

Preventing the Next Attack: TSA’s Role in ...

This full committee hearing will provide Members with an opportunity to hear from the newly confirmed TSA Administrator, Ret. Vice Admiral David Pekoske. Administrator Pekoske will present his plans ...

November 8, 2017

How Effective is the Science and Technology ...

As the Committee considers the appropriate mission and structure of the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, this hearing will provide Members of the Subcommittee ...

November 7, 2017

POSTPONED: Assessing FEMA’s Preparedness and ...

*This hearing has been postponed to a date and time to be announced.* This hearing is FEMA Administrator Brock Long’s first appearance before the House of Representatives. This hearing will ...

November 1, 2017

Examining Physical Security and Cybersecurity at ...

U.S. seaports account for 23 million American jobs and $4.6 trillion dollars of economic activity, or 26% of the U.S. economy.  By 2030, America's trade volume is expected to quadruple. Keeping U.S. ...

October 30, 2017

Public-Private Solutions to Educating a Cyber ...

The Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Committee on Homeland Security and the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development of the Committee on Education ...

October 24, 2017

Empty Threat or Serious Danger: Assessing North ...

North Korea’s recent provocations have raised concerns regarding the extent to which the regime has the capability to threaten the homeland. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has critical ...

October 12, 2017

Assessing First Responder Communications

This hearing will examine the current state of interoperable communications.  Much progress in interoperable communications has been made since the September 11th terrorist attacks and Hurricane ...

October 12, 2017

Innovations in Security: Examining the Use of ...

The Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs will hold a ...

October 3, 2017

Examining DHS’s Cybersecurity Mission

At this hearing Members will hear from key officials within the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on NPPD’s cyber mission, authorities ...

October 3, 2017

DHS Financial Systems: Will Modernization Ever Be ...

For over a decade, DHS has attempted to modernize its financial systems. In 2014, the Department began its third attempt to modernize financial systems by focusing on components with the most urgent ...

September 26, 2017

Raising the Standard: DHS’s Efforts to Improve ...

The purpose of this hearing is to assess existing security capabilities and capacity-building efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order to enhance security at last point of ...

September 26, 2017

Sixteen Years After 9/11: Assessing Suspicious ...

A trained law enforcement community and vigilant public are vital for identifying and reporting suspicious activity and indicators of terrorism.  In the shadow of the sixteen-year commemoration of ...

September 13, 2017

POSTPONED: World Wide Threats: Keeping America ...

This hearing will examine current threats to America including: Islamist terrorism, domestic terrorism, cyberattacks, aviation security and border security. Members will review work by the federal ...

September 12, 2017

Challenges of Recruiting and Retaining a ...

The purpose of this hearing is to provide members the opportunity to hear from witnesses who have studied the issues of cybersecurity workforce recruitment and retention, as well as those who have ...

September 7, 2017

Employee Misconduct: How Can FEMA Improve the ...

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report examined challenges in how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) handles employee misconduct. Such misconduct by FEMA’s workforce can ...

July 27, 2017

Securing Air Cargo: Industry Perspectives

Threats to aviation security on both passenger and cargo flights are constant and evolving. This hearing will examine the current challenges to air cargo security and assess DHS policies and industry ...

July 25, 2017

Deter, Detect, and Interdict: Technology’s Role ...

This hearing will examine the role that technology plays in enhancing U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ability to secure the southwest border. We will also examine the increased budgetary ...

July 25, 2017

The Terrorist Diaspora: After the Fall of the ...

As ISIS continues to experience battle field losses in Iraq and Syria, experts believe there already is and will continue to be a “terrorist diaspora” from the conflict zone. As part of this ...

July 13, 2017

The Persistent Threat: al Qaeda’s Evolution and ...

This hearing will reexamine the continued threat posed by al Qaeda, and its efforts to once again take leadership of the global jihadist movement, as the caliphate of the Islamic State of Iraq and ...

July 13, 2017