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 27
Blackhat USA training events opened on Saturday (July 25) in Las Vegas and continue through Thursday.
National Level Exercise (NLE 09) begins and continues through Friday.
11:30 pm (eastern) Washington DC, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)luncheon and panel discussion focused on cybersecurity.
2:00 pm (eastern) Washington DC, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducts a hearing about the role of federal government in disasters
Tuesday, July 28
10:00 am (eastern) Washington DC, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold a hearing on the nomination of Alexander G. Garza, M.D., for the position of DHS Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer.
10:00 am (eastern) Washington DC, House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities hosts a hearing on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives consequence management.
11:00 am (eastern) Washington DC, American Enterprise Institute hosts speech by Jayson Ahearn, Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol.
Wednesday, July 29
Blackhat USA briefings begin in Las Vegas and continue on Thursday.
2:00 pm (eastern) Washington DC, House Homeland Security Commitee conducts hearing on “Beyond Readiness: An Examination of the Current Status and Future Outlook of the National Response to Pandemic Influenza.” (Thanks to William R. Cumming for mentioning)
Thursday, July 30
Missouri Conference on Coordinated School and College Safety and Security opens in Columbia, Missouri and continues on Friday.
Friday, July 31
9:00 am (eastern) New York City, American National Standards Institute and the Internet Security Alliance host a stakeholder panel on the financial impact of cyber risk.