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May 11, 2009

Homeland security this week

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on May 11, 2009

Following are a few Homeland Security events for the coming week.  For more information  access the embedded links.  Please use the comment function to identify other events you would like to bring to readers’ attention.  If you are attending or monitoring any of these events, please use the comment function to report out to the rest of us.

Monday, May 11

12:00 noon (eastern) Cato Capitol Hill Briefing: How overreaction and misdirection play into the strategy of terrorism.

Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, continues through Friday

IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, Massachusets, continues on Tuesday

Tuesday, May 12

1:00 pm (eastern)  House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing on the President’s  FY2010 Budget request.

4:00 pm (eastern) Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s  FY2010 Budget request.

Contingency Planning and Management Conference, Las Vegas, continues through Thursday.

Wednesday, May 13

10:00 am (eastern) House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on the President’s  FY2010 Budget request.

2:00 pm (eastern)  Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing on the President’s  FY2010 Budget request.

Border Security Expo, Phoenix, continues on Thursday.

Thursday, May 14

1:00 pm (eastern) Heritage Foundation discussion on Homeland Security and the States.

Friday, May 15

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1 Comment »

Comment by William R. Cumming

May 11, 2009 @ 7:48 am

Well its May 11th. At least the House and Senate are not under the pressure of elections this fall but I still bet a long recess in August from the strain of legislating.
The budget is the be-all and end-all now for Homeland Security since it appears little real policy changes in the first year of the Adminsitration except for maybe cyber security and White House suffle of HSC to combine with HSC. A new history of the NSC advisors is about to appear. The only previous overview I have read is David Rothkop’s “Running the World” a title that suggests that was the culture at NSC most of those years it has brought down the US in many ways and now promises to be the so-called “final straw” in ensuring that Paul Kennedy’s “Rise and Fall of the Great Powers” gets a new chapter reviewing the rise of the US from August 9, 1945 to September 11, 2001. It is remarkable what great targeting AQ picked on that date. I alway thought they could do better but given how it has played out so far increasing doubtful that better targeting of a house of cards could have occurred. Still interesting generically that most refer to the direct and indirect losses of 9/11 as $80 billion. AQ uses the $600 billion figure. I really wonder why so few efforts to quantify have been made. Definitely a world changing event from whatever viewpoint you make it.

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