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.
4/24: Migration Policy Institute book event on “A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America,” by Aristide R. Zolberg. 1400 16th St NW, 3:30pm.
4/25: Georgetown University symposium on Identity Management features US-VISIT director Jim Williams and acting DHS Chief Privacy Officer Maureen Cooney, et al. McShain Lounge, McCarthy Hall, 37th and O St, NW, 8am.
4/25: Washington International Trade Association breakfast on port and cargo security. Reagan Building, 1300 Penn Ave NW, 8:30am.
4/25: Press conference with Rep. Peter King, DHS Dep. Sec. Jackson, and CBP Asst. Commissioner Jayson Ahern to demonstrate new Radiation Portal Monitors. Rayburn Building, 11am.
4/25: Document Security Alliance congressional briefing on “21st Century Document Security: An Update on the Battle Against Counterfeiting and ID Theft.” Rayburn 2360, 11:30am.
4/25: Heritage Foundation event on “Securing Our Borders: What is the Administration Doing?” with Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar and Edwin Meese. 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, 12 noon.
4/25: US Chamber of Commerce event, “Secure on Arrival? The Future of American Cargo and Ports.” Features DHS Dep. Sec. Jackson giving keynote remarks. 1615 H Street, NW, 1:30pm.
4/25: House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “The State of Interoperable Communications: Perspectives on Federal Coordination of Grants, Standards, and Technology.” Cannon 311, 2pm.
4/26-4/27: GovSec conference. Washington Convention Center.
4/26: Wilson Center event on “The Outlook for Canada-U.S. Defense Cooperation,” includes discussion of homeland defense cooperation. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 9am.
4/26: National Criminal Justice Association congressional briefing on “Justice Funding since 9/11: Understanding the Challenges of Fighting Crime and Terror.” Rayburn 2168, 9am.
4/26: Senate Finance Committee hearing on customs reauthorization with ICE Asst. Secretary Julie Myers and CBP Asst. Commissioner Jayson Ahern. Dirksen 215, 10am.
4/26: House Homeland Security Committee markup of the SAFE Port Act. Cannon 311, 10am.
4/27-4/28: 4th Federal Bio-Chem Detection R&D Opportunities conference. Hilton Arlington, 950 North Stafford Street.
4/27: Fedsources’ 21st Annual Federal Outlook Conference features session with DHS Chief Procurement Officer Elaine Duke at 3pm. Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA.
4/27: Government Contracting Institute conference session on “DHS: A Wealth of Contract Opportunity.” Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St, NW, 11:15am.
4/27: George Mason University forum with Sec. Chertoff. 4400 University Drive, Dewberry Hall, Fairfax, VA. 1pm.
4/27: Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Dirksen 419, 2:30pm.
4/28: State Department release of annual Patterns of Global Terrorism report and country reports on terrorism.
(Please e-mail me if you have suggestions about additions to this list for this week, or future weeks).