09.19.12

Chairman King to Convene Homeland Security Committee Hearing to Assess DHS Operations and a Roadmap for its Future

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Washington, D.C. – The Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), will convene a hearing entitled “The Department of Homeland Security:  An Assessment of the Department and a Roadmap for its Future,” tomorrow at 10 a.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building.  Former senior Department of Homeland Security officials and a former senior White House Office of Homeland Security official will testify at the hearing.

King said: “As we commemorated the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we were reminded of the primary mission of the federal department established in the wake of those attacks.  It is vital that the Department of Homeland Security is managed and executes its mission in a highly effective and efficient manner.  This hearing, following a recent hearing with Secretary Napolitano and NCTC Director Olsen, will allow the Committee to assess the Department’s current operations and receive testimony on potential future reforms to ensure that DHS is effective at securing the Homeland from another terrorist attack.”

WHAT: Full Committee Hearing: “The Department of Homeland Security:  An Assessment of the Department and a Roadmap for its Future”

WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012

WHERE: 311 Cannon House Office Building

**Live video feed will be available HERE

Opening statements, witness testimony, and the live video feed will be available HERE.

Witness List:

Hon. Richard Skinner
Former Inspector General
Department of Homeland Security

Hon. Stewart A. Baker
Former Assistant Secretary for Policy
Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Frank J. Cilluffo
Former Principal Advisor to Governor Tom Ridge
White House Office of Homeland Security

Mr. David C. Maurer
Director
Homeland Security and Justice
Government Accountability Office

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