Homeland Security Watch

News and analysis of critical issues in homeland security

June 22, 2009

Homeland security this week

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on June 22, 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, June 22

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office  hosts a public workshop bringing together leading academic, private-sector, and public sector experts to discuss the privacy issues posed by government use of social media.

National Sheriffs Association 2009 Annual Conference opened on Saturday.  Continues through Wednesday.

Metropolitan Fire Chiefs 2009 Annual Conference opened on Sunday.  Continues through Thursday.

World Conference on Disaster Management opened on Sunday. Continues through Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 23

2009 Joint CBRN Conference opens.  Continues through Thursday.

12 noon Washington D.C. –  The Cato Foundation hosts a seminar on Pakistan and the future of US policy.

5:30 pm (eastern) Washington D.C. – House Committee on Homeland Security meets for a full committee markup of the H.R.2868, the “Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Act of 2009.”

Wednesday, June 24

10:00 am (eastern) Washington D.C. – House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment holds a hearing on the FY2010 Budget for the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

10:00 am (eastern) Washington D.C. –  The Heritage Foundation hosts Sheriff Chuck Jenkins of Frederick County, Maryland discussing the role of local law enforcement in immigration enforcement.

Thursday, June 25

9:30 am (eastern) Washington D.C. – The Senate Armed Services Committee meets for full committee mark-up of the FY2010 National Defense Authorization Act.  This meeting is closed.

Friday, June 26

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1 Comment »

Comment by christopher tingus

June 23, 2009 @ 6:32 am

I believe that the DHS HQ should be placing on its immediate agenda a telephone call to the South Carolina State Legislature asking what action it will take regarding a Governor who chooses to leave his responsibilities to the good people of South Carolina and take a hike because he must clear his head of family and seemingly constituents!

A State plagued by one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation forecast to worsen, local and state leadership having few answers and now seeing the Lt. Governor scratching his head for he can’t find the boss.

I do believe this is more than a State issue. In the event of a national emergency or even a South Carolina emergency affecting from a few to millions of South Carolinians, the Governor of South Carolina should be chastised to the extent of withdrawing his pay for his awol days as well as a call for a legislative public hearing seeking the details of the Governor’s adventures and his reasoning before the State Legislature and the public.

As a prospective Hilton Head resident, I am very concerned that that the DHS may turn its cheek to this ridiculous act of irresponsibility and it like the good people of South Carolina should seek answers to such absurd behavior for the Governor knowing placed state and national security in jeopardy with a Lt. Governor quite correct in his inquiry into this serious matter….

Let’s hear from DHS HQ for we as citizens expect a cohesive, 24×7 state and national preparedness.

Christopher Tingus
64 Whidah Drive
Harwich, MA 02645

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