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March 30, 2022

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Joint Hearing on Assessing DHS’s Efforts to Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems

(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, March 31st,  the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, & Accountability, chaired by Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), and the Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security, chaired by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) will hold a joint hearing to examine the Department of Homeland Security’s counter unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) authority to mitigate threats to homeland security posed by drones. With the C-UAS authority sunsetting later this year, Members will also hear about how the Department and its components have used its authority thus far and how they would like to use it in the future, if it were extended or reformed.

This hearing will be streamed live on YouTube and on our website.

Event details:

WHAT: Joint Subcommittee Hearing – Assessing the Department of Homeland Security's Efforts to Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems

WHEN: Thursday, March 31 @10:00am EDT

WHERE: 310 Cannon House Office Building

WITNESSES:

  • Ms. Samantha Vinograd, Acting Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism, Threat Prevention, and Law Enforcement, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Rear Admiral Scott W. Clendenin, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Austin Gould, Acting Executive Assistant Administrator for Operations Support, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Dennis J. Michelini, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner for Air & Marine Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (minority witness) 

Updated info and livestream available here.

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