Below is a list of homeland security policy events in the DC area next week. I post a list each week and will sometimes 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.
The big event of the week will be the release of the FY 2007 budget request, which will signal DHS priorities for the coming year. Come back on Monday and Tuesday for some in-depth analysis of the budget request.
2/6: OMB press briefing on the release of the FY 2007 budget. 10am.
2/6: Canadian Embassy press briefing on efforts to combat cross-border fraud. 501 Penn Ave NW, 10am.
2/6: Senate HSGAC hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: Managing Law Enforcement and Communications in a Catastrophe.” Dirksen 342, 10am.
2/6: DHS press conference to discuss FY 2007 budget request with Sec. Chertoff, other senior officials. Reagan Building, 1300 Penn. Ave. NW, 2:30pm.
2/7-2/8: 7th Annual Aviation Security Summit & Expo. Holiday Inn at National Airport.
2/7: National Association of Foreign Trade Zones conference with luncheon speech by CBP Acting Commissioner Deborah Spero. Washington Court Hotel. 11:40am.
2/7: American Association of Port Authorities press conference on the FY 2007 budget request and port security. National Press Club, 14th and F NW, 12 noon.
2/7: House HSC hearing on border incursions. Cannon 311. 3pm.
2/8: CSIS Canada Project hosts a conference on “Improving the Global Green Lane: Improving Cargo Security” featuring former CBP Commissioner Robert Bonner, and Senators Patty Murray and Norm Coleman. 1800 K St, NW. 8:30am.
2/8: Heritage Foundation event on expanding the Visa Waiver Program. 214 Mass Ave NE, 11am.
2/8: Minuteman Project rally on the west side of the Capitol Building. 11:30am.
2/8: House HSC Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee hearing on “Protecting the Homeland: Fighting Pandemic Flu from the Front Lines.” Rayburn 2237, 2pm.
2/9: American Conservative Union conference features remarks on immigration and border security by Sen. John Cornyn and Reps. Tom Tancredo and J.D. Hayworth. Omni Shoreham Hotel.
2/9: Commercial Operations Advisory Committee meeting. 1300 Penn Ave NW, 9am.
2/9: Senate Commerce Committee hearing on “TSA’s Secure Flight and Registered Traveler Programs” with TSA Administrator Kip Hawley et al. Dirksen 562, 10am.
2/9: Senate HSGAC hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: The Defense Departmentâ€™s Role in the Response.” Dirksen 342, 10am.
2/9: Operational briefing on the Secure Border Initiative with Sec. Chertoff and Border Patrol chief David Aguilar. 1300 Penn Ave, NW., 11am.
2/9: Press briefing with DHS Asst. Secretary Robert Stephan and NCSD Acting Director Andy Purdy on the Cyber Storm exercise. NAC, 3801 Nebraska Ave NW, 1:30pm.
2/10: Senate HSGAC hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: The Roles of DHS and FEMA leadership.” Dirksen 342, 9:30am.
2/10: Heritage Foundation discussion on “Security and Civil Liberties.” 214 Mass Ave NE, 11am.
(Please e-mail if you have suggestions about additions to this list for this week, or future weeks).