Homeland Security Watch

News and analysis of critical issues in homeland security

July 20, 2009

Homeland security this week

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on July 20, 2009

Before starting the new week, please see a Sunday morning post on resilience as public policy, just a quick scroll below.  This builds on a post and comments from Bastille Day.

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 20

Tuesday, July 21

2:00 pm (eastern) Washington D.C. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology will conduct a hearing on protecting the electrical grid.

2:00 pm (eastern) Washington D.C. Senate Judiciary Committee,  Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security will conduct a hearing on E-Verify.

Wednesday, July 22

DHS Workshop on Future Directions in Cyber-Physical Security Systems opens in Newark, New Jersey.  Continues on Thursday.

Thursday, July 23

10:00 (eastern) Washington D.C. House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight Hearing will conduct a hearing on the Air Marshal program.

10:00 am (eastern) Washington D.C. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement  conducts a hearing on E-Verify.

12 noon (eastern) Washington D.C. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment conducts a hearing on the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Act

4:00 pm (eastern) Washington D.C. The Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a discussion of Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict and Resistance to Modernity.

Friday, July 24

12:30 (eastern) Washington DC  The Cato Institute hosts a luncheon discussion of REAL-ID, PASS-ID, or no national ID. 

2009 Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties opens in Nashville.  Continues through Monday.

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1 Comment »

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 20, 2009 @ 9:47 am

And behind the scenes bills keep being dropped into the hopper. Some of these will make it through the process but probably none before Labor Day!

Congress has finally awakened to how bad the Obama Administration is about the nitty gritty details of the legislative process. On this blog I predicted the demise of the Daschle appointment would kill health care reform. Is he helping the Administration probably but without the clout and competence he could have brought to the table. Still predicting no passage of health care reform this year. coulutfepSalhowdn

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