Homeland Security Watch

News and analysis of critical issues in homeland security

August 3, 2009

Homeland security this week (and month)

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on August 3, 2009

Following are a few homeland security events for the coming week and beyond.  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.

For the remainder of August this Monday morning update will  take a break.  Congress will be out of town.  Conferences are less common.  Even the think-tanks reduce their talk-fests. 

Monday, August 3

Conference on Disaster Planning for Hospitals opens in Chicago and continues on Tuesday.

2009 Summit of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness (CIDER) opens in Burlingame (CA) and continues on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 4

10:30 am (eastern) Washington DC, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery Subcommittee conducts a  hearing on “Focus on Children in Disasters: Evacuation Planning and Mental Health Recovery.”

Wednesday, August 5

10:00 am (eastern) Washington DC, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee full committee hearing on the nomination of Kelvin Cochran to be administrator of the United States Fire Administration.

Thursday, August 6

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Project on Nuclear Issues summer conference opens in San Diego and continues on Friday.

Friday, August 7

The Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a discussion on national security and transparency in Mexico.

August 9-13 

The National Conference on Community Preparedness is held in Arlington, Virginia.

August 16-20

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials holds it annual conference in Las Vegas.

August 19-20

An International Swine Flu Conference will be held in Washington DC

August 21-23

A conference on Influenza in the Asia-Pacific will be held in Beijing.

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