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.
1/30-1/31: Railway Security Forum and Expo. Speakers include TSA Administrator Kip Hawley and House HSC Chairman Peter King. Washington Marriott Hotel.
1/30: First meeting of the FCC’s Hurricane Katrina Independent Panel. 445 12th St. SW, 10am.
1/30: Senate HSGAC hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: Urban Search and Rescue in a Catastrophe.” Dirksen 342, 10am.
1/30: Lecture by former CIA director Jim Woolsey on “The Long War of the 21st Century: How We Must Fight It” as part of the SAIS Intelligence Forum. 1740 Mass Ave., NW, 5pm.
1/31: Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on pandemic flu preparedness. Hart 216. 9:30am.
1/31: Senate HSGAC hearing on “Challenges in a Catastrophe: Evacuating New Orleans in Advance of Hurricane Katrina.” Dirksen 342, 10am.
1/31: Woodrow Wilson Center discussion with terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna on “The al Qaeda Network in Iran and Iraq.” 1300 Penn Ave. NW, 12 noon.
1/31: Meeting of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. By teleconference. 2pm.
2/1: Senate HSGAC hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: Managing the Crisis and Evacuating New Orleans.” Dirksen 342, 10am.
2/2: Senate HSGAC hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: The Role of the Governors in Managing the Catastrophe.” Dirksen 342, 10am.
2/2: Discussion on Protecting the U.S. Electric Power System convened by the National Academies’ National Research Council. 500 Fifth St. NW, 10am.
2/3: Senate HSGAC hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: Managing Law Enforcement and Communications in a Catastrophe.” Dirksen 342, 10am.
(Please e-mail if you have suggestions about additions to this list for this week, or future weeks).