Press Release

07.13.15

Subcommittee Hearings on Maritime Security & WMD Defenses

Media Contact: Susan Phalen (202) 226-8477

** The hearings will be streamed live here **

Tuesday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Securing the Maritime Border: The Future of CBP Air and Marine

Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security

Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., Subcommittee Chairman

311 Cannon House Office Building

This hearing will examine what the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Office of Air and Marine is doing to interdict maritime threats before they arrive on shore or in U.S. ports and to increase understanding of illegal networks exploiting maritime domains. 

Witnesses:

Mr. Randolph D. Alles
Assistant Commissioner
Office of Air and Marine
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Honorable John Roth
Inspector General
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

Tuesday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Bolstering DHS to Combat Persistent Threats to America

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, Subcommittee Chairman

Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications

Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Subcommittee Chairman

311 Cannon House Office Building

This joint hearing will review the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposal to consolidate certain weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and explosives defense activities at DHS headquarters to ensure America is prepared to combat these threats.

Witnesses:

PANEL I

Dr. Reginald Brothers
Under Secretary for Science and Technology
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield
Assistant Secretary
Office of Health Affairs
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Huban Gowadia
Director
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

PANEL II

Mr. Alan D. Cohn
Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Mr. Rick “Ozzie” Nelson
Senior Associate
Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mr. Warren Stern
Former Director
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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