Below is a list of homeland security policy events in the DC area next week. I post a list each week and will often update mid-week when I find new items. You can always find current and previous postings under the â€œEventsâ€ category tab at right. And please note that many events require prior invitations and/or RSVPs.
Of special note this week is the Transportation Research Board annual conference, which runs from Jan. 22-26. This link contains information on all of the transportation security-related sessions at the conference.
1/23: Heritage Foundation event on “Building the Right Regional Framework for Preparedness and Response.” Speakers include Thomas Lockwood of the National Capital Region and former Atty. General Ed Meese. 214 Mass Ave NE, 11am-12pm.
1/23: Women in International Trade brown-bag luncheon with Ron DeHaven, administrator of APHIS, on the avian flu threat and its potential impact on international trade. 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 1150, 12:30pm-2pm.
1/23: CSIS event with Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) on “The Future of Intelligence Policy: Winning the War on Terrorism.” 1800 K St. NW, 2pm.
1/24: HSGAC hearing on “Preparing for a Catastrophe: The Hurricane Pam Exercise.” 342 Dirksen, 10am.
1/24: The Elliott School at George Washington University hosts a talk with former CIA officer Michael Scheuer, Cliff May et al. on “Spying on Americans.” 1957 E Street, NW, Room 213, 6:30pm.
1/25: Senate Appropriations hearing on US-VISIT with director Jim Williams and the GAO’s Randolph Hite. 138 Dirksen, 10am.
1/25: Equity International event, “The 2006 Homeland Security Outlook Conference.” GWU’s Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st NW. 12pm-6pm.
1/26: Secure Border Initiative industry day. Reagan Building, 1300 Penn Ave., NW. 8am-11:30am.
1/26: Plenary session at the US Conference of Mayors winter meeting on avian flu and safety & security in America’s cities. Speakers include DHS Deputy Secretary Michael P. Jackson and Baltimore mayor Martin O’ Malley. Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St NW, 9am-11am.
1/27: Homeland Security task force meeting at the US Conference of Mayors winter meeting featuring TSA Administrator Kip Hawley and OSLGCP director Tracy Henke among other speakers. Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St NW, 8am-9:30am.
And one final note: yours truly will be speaking next Wednesday on a panel session at a US Chamber of Commerce event on Next-Generation GPS, discussing some of the ideas in the white paper I co-authored last year on Global Movement Management.
(Please e-mail if you have suggestions about additions to this list for this week, or future weeks).