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.
2/27-2/28: Bird Flu Summit. Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA.
2/27: Heritage Foundation event on “What’s in a Name? How to Talk about Terrorism.” 214 Mass Ave NE, 11am.
2/28: Carnegie Mellon University conference on “Before the Next Crisis: Steps to Secure Americaâ€™s Essential Services.” Hart 911, 8:30am.
2/28: The Trust for America’s Health forum on business and pandemic flu preparedness. National Press Club, 14th and F St. NW, 8:30am.
2/28: Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on “Wartime Executive Power and the NSAâ€™s Surveillance Authority.” Dirksen 226, 9:30am.
2/28: Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the FY 2007 DHS budget request. Dirksen 192, 10:30am.
2/28: House Government Reform committee hearing on “Progress Since 9/11: Protecting Public Health and Safety Against Terrorist Attack.” Rayburn 2154, 2pm.
2/28: Senate Commerce Committee hearing on “Security of Terminal Operations at U.S. Ports.” with DHS Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson et al. Dirksen 106, 2:30pm.
3/1: Senate HSGAC hearing on “The Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2007” with Sec. Chertoff. Dirksen 342, 9:30am.
3/1: Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on “Federal Strategies to End Border Violence.” Dirksen 226, 9:30am.
3/1: CSIS Homeland Security Program event on “The Dubai Ports Deal: How Secure is It?” with Adm. James Loy, Judge William Webster, Jayson Ahern from CBP and Rear Adm. Craig Bone from the Coast Guard. 1800 K St, NW, 9:30am.
3/1: United States Animal Identification Organization press conference to unveil a new web-based system to track livestock. National Press Club, 14th and F Sts. NW, 10am.
3/1: House T&I committee hearing on “The United States Coast Guard and The Federal Maritime Comission FY â€™07 Budget Requests.” Rayburn 2167, 10am.
3/1: Center for American Progress and American Constitutional Society for Law and Policy event on “Warrantless Domestic Surveillance: Its Roots and Where We Go From Here” with former Sen. Gary Hart and others. CAP, 1333 H St, NW, 10th Fl., 12:30pm.
3/1: House HSC hearing on “The State of Interoperable Communications: Perspectives from State and Local Governments.” Cannon 311, 2pm.
3/1: Johns Hopkins SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations conference on “International Aspects of Homeland Security: A Congressional Conference.” Rayburn 2237, 2pm.
3/2: House Appropriations Committee hearing on “Avian Influenza – International Response.” Rayburn 2359, 10am.
3/2: Senate Banking Committee hearing on “Continued Examination of Implementation of the Exon-Florio Amendment: Focus on Dubai Ports Worldâ€™s Acquisition of P&O.” Dirksen 538, 10am.
3/2: New America Foundation brown bag lunch with former Sen. Gary Hart on his new book, The Shield and the Cloak: The Security of the Commons. 1630 Conn Ave NW, 7th Fl., 12:15pm.
3/2: House Armed Service Committee hearing on “National Security Implications of the Dubai Ports World Deal to Take over Management of U.S. Ports.” Rayburn 2118, 1pm.
3/2: House HSC hearing on “The 9/11 Reform Act: Examining the Implementation of the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center” with DHS Asst. Secretary Randy Beardsworth. Cannon 311, 2pm.
3/2: House Appropriations Committee hearing on the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology budget. Rayburn 2359, 2pm.
3/3: Center for Immigration Studies discussion on the proposed guest worker program. National Press Club, 14th and F St. NW, 12 noon.
(Please e-mail me if you have suggestions about additions to this list for this week, or future weeks).