Empty Threat or Serious Danger: Assessing North Korea’s Risk to the Homeland

October 12, 2017 2:00 PM | House Capitol Visitor Center (HVC) Room 210

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 responsibilities to protect the homeland from an array of threats including cyber vulnerabilities, nuclear terrorism, and other risks. This hearing will examine the risks posed by North Korea to homeland security and recommendations from private experts on how DHS can best prepare and mitigate these risks.

Opening Statements

Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), Subcommittee Chairman
Opening Statement

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Mr. Frank J. Cilluffo
Center for Cyber and Homeland Security
The George Washington University
Witness Testimony

Mr. Anthony Ruggiero
Senior Fellow
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Witness Testimony

Mr. Patrick R. Terrell
Senior Research Fellow
Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction
National Defense University
Witness Testimony

Mr. Jeff Greene
Senior Director
Global Government Affairs and Policy
Symantec Corporation
Witness Testimony

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
Chief of Staff
Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States From Electromagnetic Pulse Attack
Witness Testimony