Press Release


UPDATED: A Look Ahead: House Committee on Homeland Security

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Wednesday, April 18

POSTPONED: Subcommittee Hearing: Building Secure Partnerships in Travel, Commerce, and Trade with the Asia-Pacific Region

The Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security hearing HAS BEEN POSTPONED to a date and time to be announced.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Panel I

Mr. John Halinski
Assistant Administrator
Office of Global Strategies
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Mark Koumans
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of International Affairs
Office of Policy
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ambassador Hans G. Klemm
Economic Coordinator and U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Panel II

Mr. Gary Wade
Vice President, Security
Atlas Air Worldwide, on behalf of the Cargo Airline Association (CAA)

Ms. Dorothy Reimold
Assistant Director
Security and Travel Facilitation
International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Mr. Roger Dow
President and Chief Executive Officer
U.S. Travel Association

Chairman Rogers on the hearing:

“The Asia-Pacific region is an important partner to achieving U.S. economic growth and ensuring security of the global supply chain.  The hearing is an opportunity to discuss with public and private sector witnesses how the U.S. can strengthen its ties with the Asia-Pacific region to help spur U.S. job growth, while improving security of travel and commerce.”

Thursday, April 19

Subcommittee Hearing: The DHS and DOE National Labs: Finding Efficiencies and Optimizing Outputs in Homeland Security Research and Development

10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Panel I

Dr. Daniel M. Gerstein
Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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

Panel II

Ms. Jill Hruby
Vice President
International, Homeland and Nuclear Security
Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Michael Robert Carter
Senior Scientist
National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Chairman Lungren on the hearing:

“Our hearing next week will examine the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is optimally leveraging the extensive national laboratory infrastructure to support homeland security research and development needs.  The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s number one stated goal is to ‘deliver knowledge, analyses and innovative solutions that advance the mission of the Department.’  To help determine ways in which the DHS and Department of Energy laboratories are being utilized for this purpose, we will examine such questions as:  Is the S&T Office of National Laboratories meeting its statutory intent as a cross-DHS coordinator for laboratory work?  What process does DHS implement for prioritizing work to the national labs? Are the costs reasonable, and are there cost savings to be found?  Is the existing laboratory capacity sufficient to meet the need, or is more building justified?  Such oversight will allow increased insight into how S&T can work more efficiently under budget constraints to support the homeland security mission.”

Tuesday, April 24

Subcommittee Hearing: America is Under Cyber Attack: Why Urgent Action is Needed

2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman

Witnesses To Be Announced

Thursday, April 26

Subcommittee Hearing: Ensuring the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Transparency of Homeland Security Grants (Part II): Stakeholder Perspectives

2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Chairman

Witnesses To Be Announced

***See for updates.

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