Security DeBrief contributor and Olive, Edwards & Cooper principal David Olive will join a panel discussion sponsored by the Heritage Foundation to address the failure of Congress’ oversight for the Department of Homeland Security.

The panel discussion will follow keynote remarks by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) and will take place on Wednesday, July 30th, at 11:00 a.m at the Heritage Foundation (214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC). On the panel, Olive will be joined by DHS Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider, BAE Systems Vice President John Gannon, and Dr. James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation who will moderate the discussion.

Earlier this summer, Olive published “Congress, Heal Thyself” – an op-editorial piece in The Hill newspaper- that addressed the need to reform the current system that involves eighty-plus Congressional committees with authority over the Department. The piece has ignited extensive and bipartisan commentary demanding that Congress implement the recommendation by the 9/11 Commission that it reform its maze of committee oversight that often sets competing and often conflicting priorities.

For more details about the event, visit the Heritage web site.