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1997 Congressional Hearings

Oversight hearing regarding the FBI investigation into the Khobar Towers bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and the foreign investigative activities of the FBI in general
February 12, 1997 - House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime

U.S. Counternarcotics Policy Toward Colombia
February 14, 1997 House Government Reform and Oversight
National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice Subcommittee

  • Robert S. Gelbard Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

CUSTOMS SERVICE - TREASURY APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1998
FEBRUARY 25, 1997 - Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Subcommittee

SECRET SERVICE - TREASURY APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1998
FEBRUARY 26, 1997 - Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Subcommittee

Federal Response to Terrorist Incidents Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction
28 February 1997 House National Security Military Research & Development

  • CURT WELDON CHAIRMAN, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
  • H. Allen Holmes Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict)
  • Phillip C. Wilcox, Jr. Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism Department of State.
  • Jeffrey M. David - Office of Special Technology, Program Manager for Technical Support Working Group National Programs, Department of Defense
  • James R. Lawrence - Office of Special Technology, Program Manager for Technical Support Working Group International Programs, Department of Defense
  • Chief Gary Marrs Oklahoma City Fire Department
    UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

TREASURY APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1998
MARCH 4, 1997 - Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Subcommittee

TREASURY APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1998
MARCH 6, 1997 - Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Subcommittee

Mexico and the Southwest Border Initiative
March 12, 1997 - Senate Foreign Relations Committee 
Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, Narcotics, and Terrorism Subcommittee

FY 1998 Drug Enforcement Administration Appropriations
March 19, 1997 - House Appropriations 
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and Related Agencies

International Narcotics Control Budget and Program
March 20, 1997 Senate Appropriations Foreign Operations Subcommittee

  • Robert S. Gelbard, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

OPERATIONAL OVERSIGHT OF THE FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK 
MARCH 21, 1997 - House Committee on Banking and Financial Services,
Subcommittee on General Oversight and Investigations

U.S. Counter-Narcotics Efforts in the Caribbean
April 3, 1997 - House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime

U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT IN HONG KONG
10 April 1997 - Senate Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs

  • Alan Ringgold Deputy Assistant Director Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Counterterrorism
May 13, 1997 Senate Appropriations Committee

Activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
May 13, 1997 - House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime

Drug-Related Corruption Threat to Federal Law Enforcement
MAY 14, 1997 SENATE CAUCUS ON INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL

Activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
June 4, 1997 - Senate Judiciary Committee
June 5, 1997 - House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime

Prohibition on Financial Transactions With Countries Supporting Terrorism Act of 1997
June 10, 1997 - House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime

H.R. 1903—THE COMPUTER SECURITY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 1997
JUNE 19, 1997 - House Science Technology Subcommittee

Colombian Anti-Narcotic Efforts
July 9, 1997 - Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice

  • Donnie Marshall - Chief of Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Robert Newberry Director of Drug Enforcement Policy and Support Defense Department

Counterfeiting of U.S. Currency Overseas
July 10, 1997 HOUSE BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

Domestic and International Money Laundering
July 24, 1997 - House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime

The Encryption Debate: Criminals, Terrorists and the Security Needs of Business and Industry
September 3, 1997 -- Senate Judiciary
Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information Subcommittee

  • Louis J. Freeh Director Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Dorothy E. Denning Georgetown University
  • William E. Baugh Science Applications International Corporation
  • Jeffrey A. Herig Computer Evidence Recovery Section, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Robert R. Burke Protection of Information and Technology Committee, Department of State
  • R. Patrick Watson Corporate Security Manager Eastman Kodak Company
  • Kenneth Lieberman VISA U.S.A. Incorporated

Impact of Encryption on Public Safety
September 9, 1997 - House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

The Threat from International Organized Crime and Global Terrorism
October 1, 1997 - House International Relations Committee

  • Hearing Annoucement
  • Louis J. Freeh Director Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Giovanni De Gennaro Deputy Director Italian National Police
  • Arnaud de Borchgrave Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Louise Shelley Professor Department of Justice, Law and Society and School of International Service The American University
  • Jack Blum, Esq. Attorney at Law Law firm of Lobel, Novins and Lamont
    HEARING TRANSCRIPT

U.S.-Mexican Cooperations on Counter-Narcotics Efforts
October 29, 1997 - Senate Foreign Relations Committee and 
Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Federal response to domestic terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction
status of Department of Defense support program
04 November 1997 - House Military Research and Development Subcommittee

  • Opening Statement of Curt Weldon
  • Ike Skelton, Member of Congress
  • Robert M. Blitzer, Section Chief, Domestic Terrorism Planning Section, FBI
  • Catherine H. Light, Director, Terrorism Coordination Unit, FEMA
  • James Q. Roberts, Principal Director, Deputy Secretary of Defense (Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict)
  • Lisa E. Gordon-Haggerty, Director, Office of Emergency Response, DOE
  • Raymond Dominquez, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Forces and Resources), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict)
  • Mitchel B. Wallerstein Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counterproliferation Policy
  • Major General Edward Soriano, Director of Military Assistance, Headquarters, Dept. of Army
  • Major General George E. Friel, Commander, US Army Chemical-Biological Defense Command

"The Nation at Risk: Report of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection" 
November 5, 1997 Senate Judiciary 
Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information Subcommittee

  • Closed Brief (Secret) 1997 "Eligible Receiver" Exercise
  • General Robert T. Marsh Chairman, President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • John J. Hamre Deputy Secretary of Defense Washington, D.C.

THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF 
THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION
NOVEMBER 6, 1997 HOUSE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE




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