11.17.11

Subcommittee Hearing: Ensuring Coordination and Cooperation: A Review of the Emergency Communications Offices Within the Department of Homeland Security

November 17, 2011 7:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

On Thursday, November 17, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications will hold a hearing entitled “Ensuring Coordination and Cooperation: A Review of the Emergency Communications Offices Within the Department of Homeland Security.” The Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building.

Chairman Bilirakis on the hearing:

“This hearing will provide Subcommittee Members with an opportunity to review the various offices within the Department of Homeland Security with emergency communications responsibilities and determine whether these offices effectively coordinate, whether there is any duplication of efforts or efficiencies that could be gained, and whether these offices provide consistent guidance and requirements to States and localities.”

Opening Statements

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Subcommittee Chairman

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Witnesses

Mr. Chris Essid
Director
Office of Emergency Communications
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
[full text of testimony]

Mr. John O’Connor
Manager
National Coordinating Center for Communications
National Protection and Programs Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
[full text of testimony]

Mr. Damon Penn
Assistant Administrator
National Continuity Programs
Federal Emergency Management Agency
[full text of testimony]

Mr. Eric Edwards
Director
Disaster Emergency Communications Division
Response Directorate
Federal Emergency Management Agency
[full text of testimony]

Ms. Linda K. Moore
Specialist in Telecommunications and Spectrum Policy
Congressional Research Service
[full text of testimony]