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July 27, 2009

Homeland security this week

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on July 27, 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, 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.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

July 27, 2009 @ 10:59 am

Wednesday PM House holds hearing on status of federal and national preparedness for PANFLU! First real oversight before August recess and schools and colleges and other congregate care centers open for this fall’s events. Sports?

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