Following are a few Homeland Security events for this week. Please access the links for more information on time, place, and purpose. Please use the comment function to add other events you would like to be covered in the days ahead. If you are attending the hearings or otherwise directly involved, please consider contributing a report to HLSwatch.
Monday, March 23
Severe flooding is predicted for the Red River Valley and other Upper Midwest watersheds. The NOAA forecast also calls for continued drought across the West setting the stage for an early wildfire season in some areas.
Tuesday, March 24
9:30 am (eastern) AEI Seminar on Trade vs. Security opens.
Various Times Terry Gross will interview the publisher of Mexico’s largest newspaper chain, focusing on drug-related violence: Fresh Air from WHYY in Philadelphia and on many local NPR stations. Available by listening to WHYY online at 12 noon (eastern).
Wednesday, March 25
9:30 am (eastern) Secretary Napolitano will testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about violence along the Southwest border.
12 noon (eastern) Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will speak on Homeland Security Best Practices at the Center for National Policy. (Thanks to a reader for the notice.)
Thursday, March 26
10:00 am (eastern) Senate HSGA hearing on nomination of Jane Holl Lute to be Deputy Secretary of DHS.
Friday, March 27
Anniversary of 1994 Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak across the Southeastern United States. Involved 27 confirmed tornadoes and killed 42. One of three especially intense so-called Palm Sunday tornado outbreaks.