Below is a list of homeland security policy events in the DC area next week (as well as the occasional listing outside of DC). Please note that many events require prior invitations and/or RSVPs.
9/25-9/26: Border Trade Alliance 2006 International Conference. Austin, TX.
9/25-9/26: University of Rhode Island conference on “National Security, Natural Disasters, Logistics & Transportation: Assessing the Risks & the Responses.” Kingston, RI.
9/25-9/26: ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel Plenary Meeting to Address Emergency Preparedness. New York University, NYC.
9/25-9/27: IT Security World Conference & Expo. Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA.
9/25-9/28: ASIS International 2006. San Diego, CA.
9/25: National Press Club luncheon with Sen. Arlen Specter. 529 14th St NW, 12:30pm.
9/25: House-Senate Conference Committee meeting for Homeland Security Appropriations. U.S. Capitol H-140, 5pm.
9/25: Center for American Progress film screening of “Crossing Arizona.” Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW, 6:30pm.
9/26: House Homeland Security Committee hearing with Sec. Chertoff on “DHS: Major Initiatives for 2007.” Cannon 311, 10am.
9/26: Opening ceremony for DC’s new Unified Communications Center. 2720 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, 12:30pm.
9/26: House Government Reform Committee hearing on “Current Nuclear Proliferation Challenges” with Hans Blix et al. Rayburn 2154, 2pm.
9/27: House Financial Services Committee hearing on “Protecting Americans from Catastrophic Terrorism Risk.” Rayburn 2128, 10am.
9/27: Heritage Foundation and Center for National Policy event on “Honoring Excellence in Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Education and Research.” 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, 11am.
9/27: George Mason U. Critical Infrastructure Protection Program event on “National Preparedness Month and the Future of Critical Infrastructure” with DHS Under Sec. George Foresman. National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, 11am.
9/27: House Small Business Committee hearing on “Advancing Security and Commerce at Our Nationâ€™s Ports: The Goals are not Mutually Exclusive.” Rayburn 2360, 2pm.
9/27: Senate HELP Committee hearing on “Crisis in the ER: How Can We Improve Emergency Medical Care?” Dirksen 430, 2:30pm.
9/28-9/29: Descartes Conference on Mathematical Models in Counterterrorism. Rayburn 2168.
9/28: Senate HSGAC hearing on “Securing the National Capital Region (NCR): An Examination of the NCR’s Strategic Plan.” Dirksen 342, 10am.
9/28: House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “Transit Security Training Procedures.” Cannon 311, 10am.
(Please e-mail me if you have suggestions about additions to this list for this week, or future weeks).