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, September 28
The Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. will kick-off a week-long “Homeland Security University” program. Monday’s morning-long course focuses on Homeland Security and the Federal Structure. This is a significant effort to generate some intellectual and strategic gravitas to what can often be a weak brew of consensus opinion and partisan sniping. The Heritage Foundation certainly has a point-of-view. But on Homeland Security that perspective has — to date — been constructive and non-partisan. A recent Heritage web-memo on homeland security offers an overview of the priorities of the Heritage Foundation HS team. Those scheduled to speak over the five days are largely veterans of the last eight years, which gives the week a certain partisan cast, but need not diminish the value of the input. You can also watch and listen via a webcast.
Tuesday, September 29
2:00 pm (eastern) Washington D.C. Secretary Napolitano will give a speech on preparedness at the American Red Cross. (Please see a Sunday morning post, below, related to this event.)
The Heritage Foundation “Homeland Security University” will focus on counterterrorism and critical infrastructure.
Wednesday, September 30
10:00 (eastern) Washington D.C. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will conduct a hearing on threat of terrorism.
The Heritage Foundation “Homeland Security University” will focus on preparedness, resiliency, and response.
Thursday, October 1
10:00 (eastern) Washington D.C. the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response will conduct a hearing on community preparedness.
10:00 (eastern) Washington D.C. the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment will conduct a hearing on Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards.
The Heritage Foundation “Homeland Security University” will focus on trade and travel, followed by immigration and border security.
Friday, October 2
The Heritage Foundation “Homeland Security University” will close with a focus on “leveraging all resources.”
The International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. will launch on a new exhibit on Weapons of Mass Disruption, including cyberterrorism.