Before you start the new week, if you took an early holiday please take some time to read the post and comments generated last Thursday, July 2 on a possible role for accreditation in homeland security education.
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, July 6
12 noon (eastern) Middle East Institute hosts a discussion of the current situation in the Swat Valley and Waziristan.
1:00 pm (eastern) Rockville, Maryland, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards ACRS Subcommittee on Radiation Protection and Nuclear Materials.
Tuesday, July 7
10:00 am (eastern) Washington D.C., Senate Committee on Commerce Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard conducts a hearing on U.S. Coast Guard Oversight.
12:15 (eastern) Washington D.C. , Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosts a discussion on “Al-Qaeda in Yemen.”
1:30 pm (eastern) Rockville, Maryland, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Future Plant Designs Subcommittee
Wednesday, July 8
Meeting of the full Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, continues through Friday.
9:30 am (eastern) Washington D.C., National Archives and Records Administration; Information Security Oversight Office. Meeting of the Public Interest Declassification Board to solicit public input concerning recommendations and proposed revisions to the classification and declassification policies found in Executive Order 12958.
10:00 am (eastern) Washington D.C., Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs conducts a hearing on the Federal Protective Service.
10:00 am (eastern) Washington D.C., House Committee on Science and Technology conducts a hearing on reauthorization of the FIRE grants program.
10:00 am (eastern) The House Committee on Homeland Security will hear testimony from the FEMA Administrator and the FEMA IG.
3:30 pm (eastern) Washington D.C., The New America Foundation hosts a discussion on “Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention.”
Thursday, July 9
8:30 am (eastern) Bethesda, Maryland, National Flu Preparedness Summit opens
10:00 am (eastern) Washington D.C., House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform conducts a hearing on Mexican drug cartels and national security.
Friday, July 10
9:00 am (eastern) Washington D.C., The United States Institute of Peace hosts a discussion on “Negotiating with the Taliban: Reconciliation in Afghanistan and Pakistan?”
12 noon (eastern) Washington D.C., The Center for National Policy hosts a discussion on “Guarding the Gateways: Latest in Port Security.”
2:00 pm (eastern) online, Meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Will consider objectives for 2020 to develop health promotion and disease prevention strategies to improve health status and reduce health risks. To register log on to http://www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020/advisory/default.asp.