Hearings

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

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

POSTPONED — The Future of FEMA: The ...

Due to the continuing response to Hurricane Harvey, the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications hearing entitled “The Future of FEMA: The Administrator’s ...

September 6, 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

Combating Gang Violence on Long Island: Shutting ...

This field hearing will examine the threat posed by transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), particularly Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) and the extent to which this violent gang is able ...

June 20, 2017

How Can the United States Secret Service Evolve ...

This hearing will be the first time Director Randy Alles testifies before the Subcommittee and will examine how he intends to reform and improve the United States Secret Service.  Specifically, this ...

June 8, 2017

Department of Homeland Security Reauthorization ...

The purpose of this hearing is to hear from Secretary John Kelly on the Administration’s priorities for the Department of Homeland Security.  We will examine ways Congress can ensure the ...

June 7, 2017

Visa Overstays: A Gap in the Nation's Border ...

Visa overstays are an often overlooked national security issue. Four of the 9/11 hijackers had overstayed their visa, or were out of status at the time of attack and several other high-profile terror ...

May 23, 2017

From the Border to Disasters and Beyond: Critical ...

Whether detecting explosives, conducting agriculture inspections, responding to disasters, and seizing drugs and contraband at the border, canine teams make significant contributions to the DHS ...

May 18, 2017

Denying Terrorists Entry to the United States: ...

On September 29, 2015, the House Committee on Homeland Security released the findings of its bipartisan Task Force on Combatting Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel. The task force provided over ...

May 3, 2017

Checkpoint of the Future: Evaluating TSA’s ...

This hearing will examine the work of the Transportation Security Administration's Innovation Task Force initiative which seeks to demonstrate new and innovative security technologies at our nation's ...

April 27, 2017

Defeating a Sophisticated and Dangerous ...

Mexican drug cartels are a sophisticated adversary that continue to use advanced and novel tactics to move illicit drugs across the border. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should develop a ...

April 4, 2017

Threats to Space Assets and Implications for ...

The purpose of this joint hearing with the Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces is to discuss the critical role of space-based capabilities in emergency preparedness and response efforts ...

March 29, 2017

Terrorism in North Africa: An Examination of the ...

The United States continues to face a dynamic threat from al-Qaeda and ISIS affiliates across the globe. This threat will only grow as ISIS loses territory in Iraq and Syria, and al-Qaeda fights ...

March 29, 2017

The Current State of DHS’ Efforts to Secure ...

This hearing will examine the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) current efforts in securing federal networks.  Members will hear from government witnesses regarding DHS’ programs that ...

March 28, 2017