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.
5/22: Contingency Planning Exchange DC Chapter kickoff meeting. 1615 H St, NW, 8am.
5/22: Brookings Institution briefing on “Prospects for the U.S. Intelligence Community: The Hayden Nomination, Electronic Surveillance, and the Question of Reform.” 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 10am.
5/22: NAPEO conference features lunch remarks by DHS special assistant Al Martinez-Fonts. Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, 12 noon.
5/22: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) briefing on “Avian Flu: Innovations in Pandemic Preparedness by Local Public Health Departments.” Rayburn B-338, 12:30pm.
5/22: Potomac Institute event on “The Future of the European Union and the War on Terrorism.” National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, 1pm.
5/22: HSGAC meeting to vote on the nomination of David Norquist as the new CFO of DHS. Capitol Building S-216, 5:30pm.
5/23: Morgan Keegan Homeland Security Conference. Palace Hotel, NYC, 8:30am.
5/23: Center for American Progress event with Clark Kent Ervin on his new book “Open Target.” (Here’s my review of the book). 1333 H St NW, 10th Fl., 9:30am.
5/23: Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on “Biodefense and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness.” Dirksen 192, 10:30am.
5/23: News conference at FEMA headquarters with Sec. Chertoff, George Foresman, and David Paulison. 500 C St SW, 2pm.
5/24: CSIS and Pan American Health Organization event on “Responding to an Influenza Pandemic in the Americas.” 1800 K St NW, 9am.
5/24: HSGAC hearing on the nomination of David Paulison to head FEMA. Dirksen 342, 9:30am.
5/24: House Armed Services Committee hearing on “Border Security – Mission of the National Guard.” Rayburn 2118, 10am.
5/24: AEI event on “Successes and Challenges in Terrorism Prosecution: An In-Depth Look at Department of Justice Terrorism Cases After 9/11” with Deputy Atty General Paul McNulty. 1150 17th St NW, 12 noon.
5/24: House Government Reform Committee hearing on “Getting Ready for the â€™06 Hurricane Season.” Rayburn 2154, 1pm.
5/24: Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the ” 2006 Hurricane Forecast and At-Risk Cities.” Dirksen 562, 2:30pm.
5/25: Coast Guard change of command ceremony from Adm. Colllins to Adm. Allen. Fort McNair, 10am.
5/25: Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on “Preparing for the Pandemic Flu.” Dirksen G-50, 10am.
5/25: House Armed Services Committee hearing on “Applying Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina: How the Department of Defense is Preparing for the Upcoming Hurricane Season.” Rayburn 2212, 10am.
5/25: House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Alien Smuggling: Issues and Responses.” Rayburn 2141, 2pm.
5/25: House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “Enlisting Foreign Cooperation in U.S. Efforts to Prevent Nuclear Smuggling.” Location TBD, 2pm.
5/25: House International Relations Committee hearing on “The A.Q. Khan Network: Case Closed?” Rayburn 2255, 2pm.
(Please e-mail me if you have suggestions about additions to this list for this week, or future weeks).