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Homeland Security

2003 Congressional Hearings

    December


    Port Security: A Review of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's Targeting and Inspection Program for Sea Cargo
    December 16, 2003 House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
    • Mr. Richard M. Stana, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, General Accounting Office [Attachment]
    • Mr. J. Richard Berman, Assistant Inspector General for Audits, Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security
    • Mr. Charles Bartoldus, Director, National Targeting Center, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
    • Mr. Edward Henderson, Director of Strategic Planning & Development, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

    Identity Theft: Assessing the Problem and Efforts to Combat It
    December 15, 2003 House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
    Panel 1 Panel 2 Panel 3
    • Ms. Betsy Broder, Assistant Director of the Division of Planning and Information, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
    • Mr. Kevin J. Burke, Deputy Chief Postal Inspector for Eastern Field Operations, United States Postal Service
    • Mr. John M. Abel, Senior Deputy Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Pennsylvania Attorney General
    • Lieutenant Colonel Ralph M. Periandi, Pennsylvania State Police, Deputy Commissioner, Operations

    Identify, Disrupt, and Dismantle: Coordinating the Government's Attack on Terrorist Financing December 15, 2003 - The House Committee on Government Reform's Subcommittee on Technology and Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census

    November


    Cybersecurity & Consumer Data: What's at Risk for the Consumer?
    November 19, 2003 House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    • Orson Swindle, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
    • Howard Schmidt, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, eBay Inc.
    • Scott Charney, Chief Trustworthy Computing Strategist, Microsoft Corporation
    • David B. Morrow, Managing Principal,Global Security and Privacy Services, EDS
    • Mary Ann Davidson, Chief Security Officer, Oracle Corporation
    • Joseph G. Ansanelli, Chairman and CEO, Vontu, Inc.
    • Daniel Burton, Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Entrust Technologies
    • Roger Thompson, Vice President of Product Development, PestPatrol, Inc.

    Agroterrorism: The Threat to America's Breadbasket
    November 19, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs Panel 1 Panel 2 Panel 3
    • Penrose Albright, Assistant Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security
    • Dr. Lester M. Crawford, Deputy Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
    • Dr. Charles Lambert, Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Department of Agriculture
      Accompanying Dr. Lambert: Dr. Merle Pierson, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, Department of Agriculture

    America after 9/11: Freedom Preserved or Freedom Lost?
    November 18, 2003 Senate Judiciary Committee
    Computer Viruses: The Disease, the Detection, and the Prescription for Protection
    November 6, 2003 House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
    Aviation Security
    November 5, 2003 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    Database Security: Finding Out When Your Information Has Been Compromised
    November 4, 2003 Senate Judiciary Committee: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security

    October


    Department of Homeland Security on efforts to identify and field new technologies for the war on terror
    House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research and Development
    • Dr. Penrose Albright, Assistant Secretary for Science and Technology Department of Homeland Security

    Central Asia: Terrorism, Religious Extremism, and Regional Stability
    October 29, 2003 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
    • Professor Stephen Blank, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College
    • Ariel Cohen, Ph.D.,, Research Fellow, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation
    • Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
    • Martha Brill Olcott, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    The Challenge of Terrorism in Asia and the Pacific
    October 29, 2003 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights
    • Cofer Black, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State
    • Christina B. Rocca, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South Asia, Department of State
    • Matthew P. Daley, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
    • Dr. Zachary Abuza, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Simmons College
    • Dr. Timothy D. Hoyt, Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy, United States Naval War College

    Protecting Our National Security from Terrorist Attacks: A Review of Criminal Terrorism Investigations and Prosecutions
    October 21, 2003 Senate Judiciary Committee
    H.R. 3266: Faster and Smarter Funding For First Responders
    October 21, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security
    • Raymond W. Kelly, Police Commissioner of the City of New York
    • John D. Cohen, President and CEO, PSComm, LLC Special Advisor to Secretary of Public Safety on Homeland Security Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Ray Nelson, Executive Director Kentucky, Office for Security Coordination & Kentucky Homeland Security
    • Scott Behunin, Vice-Chair, National Emergency Management Association Homeland Security Committee And Director, Utah Division Of Emergency Services And Homeland Security
    • John G. Rowland, Governor, State Of Connecticut And Member, State And Local Officials Senior Advisory Committee, Homeland Security Advisory Council To The President

    The Transportation Security Administration's Perspective On Aviation Security
    October 16, 2003 House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation
    • James M. Loy, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

    H.R. 3266: Faster and Smarter Funding For First Responders
    October 16, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security:Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness and Reponse
    • Robert Latham, Director, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
    • James A. Garner, Mayor of Hempstead, New York and President, The United States Conference of Mayors
    • Col. Randy Larsen (Ret.), Founder and CEO, Homeland Security Associates, Former Director of Institute of Homeland Security, and Former Chairman of Military Department at the National War College

    Plugging the Gaps in Border Security: The One Face at the Border Initiative
    October 16, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Border Security
    • Robert Bonner, Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
    • Tom Keefe, President, National Treasury Employees Union, Local 137
    • Tom Kuhn, President, American Federation of Government Employees Union, Local 2580

    Terrorist Recruitment and Infiltration in the United States: Prisons and Military as an Operational Base
    October 14, 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information
    Pipeline Safety and the Impact of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Accident on Public Safety, Fuel Supply, and Consumer Cost
    October 9, 2003 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    Opening Remarks Panel 1
    • Samuel Bonasso, Acting Administrator, Research and Special Programs Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
    • Terry Goddard, Attorney General, State of Arizona
    • Mark Spitzer, Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission
    • Bob Walkup, Mayor, City of Tucson
    Panel 2
    • Thomas Bannigan, President, Kinder Morgan Product Pipelines
    • David Cowley, Director of Public Affairs, AAA of Arizona
    • Jonathan Olcott, Attorney at Law, Olcott and Shore, on behalf of the Silver Creek Homeowners' Association

    Review of Homeland Security's Financial Accountability and Performance Evaluation Process to Examine Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
    October 8, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security
    • Dr. Bruce Carnes, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security
    • Richard Berman, Assistant Inspector General for Audits, Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security
    • Secretary Tom Ridge Department of Homeland Security
    • Dr. Charles E. McQueary Under Secretary for Science and Technology Department of Homeland Security

    Identification Documents Fraud And The Implications For Homeland Security
    October 1, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security
    • C. Stewart Verdery, Jr, Assistant Secretary, Border and Transportation Security Policy Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
    • Ronald D. Malfi, Director, Office of Special Investigations, General Accounting Office
    • Joseph R. Carico, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Keith M. Kiser, Chair, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
    • John Pistole, Assistant Director for Counterterrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Paul J. McNulty, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Department of Justice
    • Roscoe C. Howard, Jr. U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Department of Justice

    September


    Nuclear Terrorism Prevention: A Review of the Federal Government's Progress toward Installing Radiation Detection Monitors at U.S. Ports and Borders
    September 30, 2003 House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
    • Mr. Jay Ahearn, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
    • Mr. Paul Longsworth, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, National Nuclear Security Administration
    • Mr. Gene Aloise, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. General Accounting Office
    • Mr. Thomas G. Day, Vice President, Engineering, Unites States Postal Service

    Visa Issuance: Our First Line of Defense for Homeland Security
    September 30, 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration
    Global War on Terrorism
    September 30, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security
    Disease Surveillance Systems: How Can They Help Us Prepare For Bioterrorism
    September 24, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness and Reponse
    • Joseph Henderson, Associate Director for Terrorism Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control
    • Dr. Richard Platt, Chair of the Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
    • Dr. Jonathan Temte, Infectious Disease Specialist, American Academy of Family Physicians
    • Dr. Jeffrey Trent, President of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Former Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute
    • Janet Heinrich, Director, Health Care-Public Health Issues, General Accounting Office

    U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
    September 24, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Border Security
    • Robert Bonner, Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

    U.S. Interagency Efforts To Combat Terrorist Financing
    September 24, 2003 Senate Banking Committee
    • E. Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, US Dept. of State

    Combating Terrorist Financing: Are We on the Right Track?
    September 23, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs Panel
    • David Aufhauser, General Counsel, Department of Treasury
    • Ambassador J. Cofer Black, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State
    • John S. Pistole, Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigations

    Information Sharing and Coordination for Visa Issuance: Our First Line of Defense for Homeland Security
    September 23, 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration
    Information Sharing Responsibilities, Challenges, and Key Management Issues
    September 17, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research & Development and Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Border Security
    • Colonel Michael, McDaniel Assistant Adjutant General for Homeland Security, State of Michigan
    • Robert Liscouski, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection Acting Director, National Cyber Security Division Department of Homeland Security
    • Denise Swink, Acting Director of the Office of Energy Assurance, Department of Energy
    • Robert F. Dacey Director, Information Security Issues United States General Accounting Office

    Ensuring the Continuity of the United States Government: The Presidency
    September 16, 2003 Joint Hearing of the Committee on Rules and Administration and the Committee on the Judiciary
    The Invisible Battleground: How DHS Is Making America's Cyberspace More Secure
    September 16, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research & Development
    • Robert Liscouski, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection Acting Director, National Cyber Security Division Department of Homeland Security

    H.R. 2898, a bill to improve homeland security, public safety, and citizen activated emergency response capabilities through the use of enhanced 911 wireless services
    September 11, 2003 House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    • Tim Berry, State Treasurer, State of Indiana
    • Mr. John B. Muleta, Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications, Federal Communications Commission
    • Mr. Anthony Haynes, Executive Director, Tennessee Emergency Communications Board, Department of Commerce & Insurance
    • Mr. Terry Addington, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Cellular of Southern Illinois

    Keeping the Lights On : The Federal Role in Managing the Nation's Electricity
    September 10, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia
    Panel 1
    Final Report of the Joint Inquiry by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees
    September 10, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security
    • Governor James S. Gilmore, III Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia & Chairman Advisory Panel to Assess the Capabilities for Domestic Response to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction
    • Eleanor Hill, Staff Director of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry

    Saudi Support for Islamic Extremism in the United States
    Terrorism: Two Years After 9/11, Connecting the Dots
    September 10, 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information
    Oversight of Transportation Security
    September 9, 2003Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • John McCain, Chairman, U.S. Senator (R-AZ)
    • Jeffrey N. Shane, Under Secretary of Transportation Policy, Department of Transportation
    • Admiral Thomas Collins, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
    • Robert C. Bonner, Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • Admiral James Loy, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • Peter Guerrero, Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, General Accounting Office
    • Margaret Wrightson, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, United States General Accounting Office
    • Gerald Dillingham, Director, Physical Infrastructure, United States General Accounting Office

    Ensuring the Continuity of the United States Government: The Congress
    September 9, 2003 Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    Homeland security and committee organization in the House of Representatives
    September 9, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Rules
    • Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives
    • Robert S. Walker, Former Chief Deputy Whip
    • Lee H. Hamilton, Former Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and former Chairman of Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

    Implications of Power Blackouts on America's Cyber Networks and Critical Infrastructure
    September 4, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Joint Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing
    • Larry A. Mefford, Executive Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Paul H. Gilbert, former chair, National Council Panel on Energy Facilities, Cities, and Fixed Infrastructure
    • Dr. Peter Orzag, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute
    • John McCarthy, Executive Director, Critical Infrastructure Protection Project, George Mason University
    • Karl Rauscher, Founder and President, Wireless Emergency Response Team
    • Kenneth Watson, President, Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security

    Blackout 2003: How Did It Happen and Why?
    September 4, 2003 House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    Panel 1
    • Mr. E. Linn Draper Jr., Chairman, President and CEO, American Electric Power
    • Mr. Eugene R. McGrath, Chairman, President and CEO, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
    • Mr. H. Peter Burg, Chairman and CEO, FirstEnergy Corp.
    • Mr. Joseph Welch, CEO, International Transmission Company
    • Mr. Richard Kessel, Chairman and CEO, Long Island Power Authority
    • Mr. Nick Winser, Group Director Transmission, National Grid Transco plc
    • Ms. Elizabeth A. Moler, Executive Vice President for Government, Environmental Affairs and Public Policy, Exelon Corporation
    Panel 2
    • Mr. William J. Museler, President and CEO, New York ISO
    • Mr. James P. Torgerson, President and CEO, Midwest ISO
    • Mr. David Goulding, CEO, The Independent Market Operator of Ontario
    • Mr. Gordon van Welie, CEO, ISO New England
    • Mr. Phil Harris, President, PJM Interconnection, Inc.
    Panel 3
    • Mr. David Owens, Executive Vice-President, Edison Electric Institute
    • Mr. T.J. Glauthier, President and CEO, The Electricity Innovation Institute
    • Mr. Sonny Popowsky, Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania
    • Mr. Steve Fleishman, First Vice-President, Merrill Lynch
    • Mr. Larry Makovich, Senior Director, Americas Research, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

    The HAMAS Asset Freeze and Other Government Efforts To Stop Terrorist Financing
    September 4, 2003
    Blackout 2003: How Did It Happen and Why?
    September 3, 2003 House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    Panel 1
    • Spencer Abraham, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
    Panel 2
    • Bob Taft, Governor, State of Ohio
    • Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor, State of Michigan
    • Kwame Kilpatrick, Mayor
    Panel 3
    • Patrick Wood, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    • Alan R. Schriber, Chairman, Ohio Public Utilities Commission
    • J. Peter Lark, Chairman, Michigan Public Service Commission
    • William M. Flynn Esq., Chairman, New York State Public Service Commission
    • Mr. Michehl R. Gent, President, North American Electric Reliability Council
    • Mr. Brantley H. Eldridge, Executive Manager, East Central Area Reliability Council
    • Mr. Charles J. Durkin Jr., Chairman, Northeast Power Coordinating Council

    Terrorism: First Responders
    September 3, 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information

    July


    Terrorism Financing: Origination, Organization, and Prevention
    July 31, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs Panel 1
    • John S. Pistole, Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigations
    • Richard Newcomb, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control
    Panel 2
    Department of Homeland Security Nominations hearing for Joe D. Whitley to be General Counsel and Penrose C. Albright to be Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Plans, Programs, and Budget).
    July 29, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs

    Improvements to Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing Capabilities - Vertical and Horizontal Intelligence Communications
    July 24, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism
    • V. Phillip Lago, Deputy Executive Secretary Central Intelligence Agency
    • James Kallstrom, Senior Advisor to New York Governor George Pataki for Counter Terrorism
    • George W. Foresman, Deputy Assistant to the Governor for Commonwealth Preparedness - Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Darin Daniels, Preparedness Planning and Training Manager for the BioDefense Preparedness and Response Division of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, in Phoenix, Arizona
    • William H. Parrish, Acting Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis in the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate (IAIP)

    "Cyber Terrorism: The New Asymmetric Threat"
    July 24, 2003 - House Committee on Armed Services - Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee

    Best Business Practices for Securing America's Borders
    July 23, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Border Security
    Oversight Hearing: Law Enforcement and Terrorism
    July 23, 2003 Senate Judiciary Committee

    Putting the "R" Back into "R&D": The Importance of Research in Cybersecurity and What More Our Country Needs to Do
    July 22, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research and Development
    • Shankar Sastry, Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences NEC Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences & Bioengineering University of California, Berkeley, CA
    • Steven M. Bellovin, AT&T Labs Research
    • Daniel G. Wolf, Director of Information Assurance National Security Agency

    Terrorist Threat Integration Center: Defining TTIC and how it relates to the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice
    July 22, 2003 House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees Joint Hearing
    • Jerry Berman, President, Center for Democracy & Technology
    • John O. Brennan, Director, Terrorist Threat Integration Center
    • Larry Mefford, Executive Assistant Director, Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • William Parrish, Acting Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis in the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate (IAIP)

    First Responders
    July 17, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security
    • George Jaramillo, Assistant Sheriff of Orange County, California
    • Michael Grossman, Captain, County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
    • Mitt Romney, Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Jamie F. Metzl, Senior Fellow and Coordinator for Homeland Security Programs, Council on Foreign Relations Project Director, Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force one Emergency Responders

    Visa Issuance, Information Sharing and
    Enforcement in a Post 9-11 Environment: Are we ready yet?
    July 15, 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration

    H.R. 5005, THE HOMELAND SECURITY ACT OF 2002
    JULY 15 AND 16, 2002 - HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY
    [6.5 MB PDF]

    Industry perspective on cybersecurity and what companies are doing to keep America's cyber networks secure
    July 15, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research and Development
    • Philip Reitinger, Senior Security Strategist, Microsoft Corporation
    • Whitfield Diffie, Chief Security Officer Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    • Tatiana Gau, Chief Trust Officer and Senior Vice President America Online, Inc
    • Frank Ianna, President, Network Services AT&T
    • J. Craig Lowery, Ph.D. Chief Security Architect, Software, Product Group, Dell
    • Jay Adelson, Founder and Chief Technology Officer Equinix, Inc.


    TRANSFORMING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT AMERICA FROM TERRORISM
    11 JULY 2002 - HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY
    [315 kB PDF]

    Perspectives on House Reform: Committees and the Executive Branch
    July 10, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Rules
    Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1678, the "Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act of 2003
    July 10, 2003 - House Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    • Thaddeus McCotter, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 11th District of Michigan
    • Susan Brooks, United States Attorney, Southern District of Indiana, United States Department of Justice
    • James McMahon, Superintendent, New York State Police
    • Danny Hogg, Target of War-Time Hoax, Uncle of U.S. Serviceman

    June


    Terrorism: Growing Wahhabi Influence in the United States
    June 26, 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information

    Cyber Problem - A Nation Dependent and Dealing with Risk
    June 25, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research and Development

    Cyber Security: The Status of Information Security and the
    Effects of the Federal Information System Management Act at Federal Agencies
    June 24, 2003 - House Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations
    • Bruce Morrison Acting Chief Information Officer, US Department of State


    Balancing Border Security and Trade Facilitation Missions
    June 16, 2003 - House Select Committee on Homeland Security
    Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Border Security

    The Spectrum Needs of Our Nation's First Responders.
    June 11, 2003 House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    Panel 1
    • The Honorable Jane Harman, Member of Congress, 36th District of California
    • The Honorable Curt Weldon, Member of Congress, 7th District of Pennsylvania
    Panel 2
    • Mr. Edmond J. Thomas, Chief Engineer, Office of Engineering & Technology, Federal Communications Commission
    • Mr. James E. Tamlyn, Chairman, Charlevoix-Cheboygan-Emmet Central Dispatch Authority
    • Dr. Norman J. Jacknis Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Technology, Westchester County
    • First Lieutenant Gene Adamczyk, Michigan State Police
    • Mr. Gregory Q. Brown, Executive Vice President, Motorola, Inc. President & Chief Executive Officer, Commercial, Government, &Industrial Solutions
    • Mr. Vincent R. Stile, President, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International, Inc., Suffolk County Police Communications Bureau
    • Mr. Timothy M. Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nextel Communications, Inc.
    • Mr. Stephen L Carrico, Director, Communications and Business Development, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
    • Mr. Jim Haynie, President, American Radio Relay League

    Bio-Terrorism Preparedness and BioShield
    June 5-6, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security
    Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism

    Department of Homeland Security Nominations
    June 5, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs

    May


    Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate
    May 21, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security
    Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research and Development

    Anti-Terrorism Investigations and the Fourth Amendment After September 11: Where and When Can the Government Go to Prevent Terrorist Attacks?"
    May 20, 2003 - House Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    • Viet D. Dinh, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice
    • James Dempsey, Executive Director, The Center For Democracy and Technology
    • Orin Kerr, associate law professor, George Washington University Law School
    • Paul Rosenzweig, Senior Research Fellow, the Heritage Foundation

    Progress made by the new Department of Homeland Securityto protect and secure America
    May 20, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security

    Bioshield: Countering the Bioterrorist Threat
    May 15, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security

    Investing in Homeland Security: Challenges Facing State and Local Governments
    May 15, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs
    Reauthorization of the United States Department of Justice: Criminal Law Enforcement
    May 14, 2003 - House Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    • Deborah Daniels, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
    • Mr. Harley G. Lappin, Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Justice
    • Mr. Benigno G. Reyna, Director, United States Marshals Service, U.S. Department of Justice
    • Ms. Julie L. Myers, Chief of Staff, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice

    Border Security: How are State and Local Officials Coping With The New Levels of Threat?
    May 12, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
    Panel 1
    • Anne Lombardi, Interim Director, Field Operations, Chicago, Bureau of Customs and Border Security
    Panel 2
    • Rich Stanek, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
    • Ardell F. Brede, Mayor, City of Rochester, Minnesota
    • Patrick D. McGowan, Sheriff, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
    • Paul Nevanen, Director, Koochiching Economic Development Authority (KEDA)
    Panel 3
    • Captain Ray Skelton, Environmental and Governmental Affairs Director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority
    • Michael Curry, Director of Security, Canadian Pacific Railway
    • Steve Leqve, Airport Manager, Rochester International Airport
    • John Hauslauden, President, Minnesota Trucking Association

    War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001
    May 8, 2003 - House Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    • Kevin Rooney, Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice
    • Michael Dougherty, Staff Director of Operations, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
    • Jay Ahern, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
    • Laura Murphy, American Civil Liberties Union

    Reauthorization of the United States Department of Justice: Criminal Law Enforcement
    May 6, 2003 - House Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    • Richard J. Hankinson, Deputy Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice
    • Pasquale J. D'Amuro, Executive Assistant Director, Counterterrorism / Counterintelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice
    • Rogelio E. Guevara, Chief of Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice

    Investing in Homeland Security: Streamlining and Enhancing Homeland Security Grant Programs
    May 1, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs

    April


    National Critical Infrastructure Strategy
    April 29, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee On Infrastructure And Border Security

    Cyber Security, Science and Research and Development
    April 10, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research & Development

    Department of Homeland Security Transition: Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    April 10, 2003 - House Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims
    [Full Hearing Transcript]
    • Under Secretary Asa Hutchinson, Border and Transportation Security, Department of Homeland Security
    • Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
    • Timothy Danahey, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA)
    • Rich Stana, Director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues, General Accounting Office

    Transportation and Border Security
    April 9, 2003 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
    • Tom Ridge, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Investing in Homeland Security, Challenges on the Front Line
    April 9, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs
    Homeland Defense in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2004 and the Future Years Defense Program
    April 8, 2003 - United States Senate Committee on Armed Services

    March


    Current assessment of the domestic threat from terrorism [Closed Briefing]
    March 31, 2003 House Select Committee on Homeland Security
    • FBI briefing from a team led by Larry Mefford, Assistant Director of the FBI for Counterterrorism

    Furthering Public Health Security: Project Bioshield
    March 27, 2003 House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health
    Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness and Response of the Committee on Homeland Security
    Panel 1
    • Tommy Thompson, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services
    Panel 2
    "The International Terrorism Threat"
    March 26, 2003 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights
    • Cofer Black, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State
    • E. Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State


    Cargo Containers: The Next Terrorist Target?
    March 20, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs Panel 1
    • Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, United States Department of Homeland Security
    Panel 2
    "Diplomacy and the War on Terrorism"
    March 18, 2003 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

    The role of the Department of Defense and the National Guard in homeland security
    March 13, 2003 - House committee on Armed Services, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
    Coast Guard and NOAA FY Budget Requests
    March 12, 2003 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation: Oceans, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee
    Panel 1 Panel 2
    E-911 Implementation
    March 5, 2003 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Communications
    • Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Senator
    • John Shimkus, United States Representative
    • Anna G. Eshoo, United States Representatives
    • David Koon, New York State Assembly Member
    Panel 1 Panel 2
    • Jenny Hansen, Manager, Public Safety Services Office, State of Montana
    • John Melcher, President, National Emergency Number Association
    • Thera Bradshaw, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International
    • Michael Amarosa, Vice President, Public Affairs, TruePosition, Inc.
    • S. Mark Tuller, General Counsel, Verizon Wireless

    THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM: WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT AMERICA
    March 4, 2003, Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    • John Ashcroft Attorney General United States Department of Justice

    February


    Coast Guard Transition to the Homeland Security Department
    February 12, 2003 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation: Oceans, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee
    Efforts to Meet the Aviation and Transportation Security Act
    February 5, 2003 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation: Aviation Subcommittee
    Panel 1
    • Admiral James Loy, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • Ken Mead, Inspector General, Department of Transportation
    Panel 2
    • Jim May, CEO, Air Transport Association (ATA)
    • Chip Barclay, President, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
    • Ed Bolen, President and Chief Executive Officer, General Aviation Manufacturers Association

    January


    Nomination of Gordon England to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
    January 24, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs
    Nomination of Tom Ridge to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
    January 17, 2003 Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs




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