Hearings

Cyber Preparedness and Response at the Local Level

This field hearing, occurring at 11 a.m. CT and 12 p.m. ET, will provide Members an understanding of how State and local officials prepare for, respond to and investigate cyber incidents. ...

April 7, 2016

The Role of Cyber Insurance in Risk Management

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the potential opportunities to promote the adoption of cyber best practices and more effective management of cyber risks through cyber insurance. The ...

March 22, 2016

DHS in Today’s Dangerous World: Examining the ...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the front line for our homeland defenses. Despite some bright spots, President Obama’s proposal is not a serious budget. The Fiscal Year 2017 DHS budget ...

March 16, 2016

State of Emergency: The Disaster of Cutting ...

This hearing will review the drastic cuts to homeland security grants proposed in the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request.  Subcommittee Members will hear firsthand from stakeholders, ...

March 15, 2016

The Transportation Security Administration’s ...

This hearing will explore how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plans to allocate their resources in order to maintain their current missions and what strategic priorities ...

March 2, 2016

Transparency, Trust and Verification: Measuring ...

In order to effectively control and secure the Southwest Border, it is critical to understand the severity of the threat and security gaps along the border. This hearing will examine the current ...

March 1, 2016

Food for Thought: Efforts to Defend the ...

This hearing will examine the risk to the nation from a terrorist attack or natural disruption to our agricultural or food systems, including an assessment of the threat and overview of capabilities ...

February 26, 2016

Emerging Cyber Threats to the United States

Cyber threats from nation states such as China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are exponentially increasing and have evolved in new ways that pose even greater risks to the U.S. Homeland and our ...

February 25, 2016

Probing DHS’s Botched Management of the Human ...

The hearing will review findings by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s failure to oversee and update key human capital systems and processes.

February 25, 2016

Improving the Department of Homeland Security’s ...

This hearing will build upon previous biological threat hearings to review the Department of Homeland Security’s biological detection and surveillance programs, especially in light of recent ...

February 11, 2016

The Future of Iranian Terror and Its Threat to ...

Given Iran’s longstanding relationships with international terrorist networks and continued hostility to the United States, this hearing will examine current Iranian terror proxy groups and threats ...

February 11, 2016

National Security and Law Enforcement: Breaking ...

Last December, the Homeland Security Committee, White House, State Department, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reached a bi-partisan agreement on the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and ...

February 10, 2016

Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist ...

Terrorists have continually exploited weaknesses in our nation’s visa and refugee process as a means to gain access to the country. From 9/11 to San Bernardino and the recent case of Iraqi refugees ...

February 3, 2016

POSTPONED: Assessing TSA’s Management and ...

This hearing has been postponed to a time and date to be announced. This hearing will continue the examination of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) management and implementation ...

February 2, 2016

Wassenaar: Cybersecurity & Export Control

This joint hearing with the Subcommittee on Information Technology of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will allow both government and industry witnesses to address the impact of the ...

January 12, 2016

Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act: ...

This hearing will assess the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) progress one year after the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act (TSARA) became public law. This hearing will ...

January 7, 2016

Examining TSA’s Global Efforts to Protect the ...

As the last line of defense between foreign countries and U.S. soil, the security effectiveness of overseas airports are of critical importance to American aviation. In the wake of the Metrojet ...

December 8, 2015

Driving Away with Taxpayer Dollars: DHS’s ...

This hearing will examine recent findings by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General regarding mismanagement of the Federal Protective Service’s (FPS) vehicle fleet.

December 3, 2015

The Rise of Radicalism: Growing Terrorist ...

This joint hearing with the Committee on Foreign Affairs will examine how instability abroad creates dangerous safe havens for Islamist terrorists to train and recruit, as well as how our lack of a ...

November 18, 2015

Assessing TSA’s Management and Implementation ...

This hearing will examine the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) management and implementation of the Screening Partnership Program (SPP), and will highlight the conclusions of the ...

November 17, 2015

Examining Ongoing Challenges at the U.S. Secret ...

This joint hearing with Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency and the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Subcommittee ...

November 17, 2015