Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 10am
311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response Hearing

“PKEMRA Implementation: An Examination of FEMA’s Preparedness and Response Mission”

Richard Skinner, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security (OIG)
William “Bill” Jenkins, Director, Homeland Security & Justice, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Corey Gruber, Acting Deputy Administrator, National Preparedness Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Mary Troupe, Executive Director, Mississippi Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
Daniel Kaniewski, Deputy Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute, George Washington University

This hearing will examine the implementation of the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA). Witnesses will discuss the status of implementing PKEMRA, how PKEMRA is working to strengthen FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security, and how PKEMRA could be strengthened in future DHS authorizing language.

There will be a webcast of this hearing

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 10am
311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment Hearing

“Homeland Security Intelligence: Its Relevance and Limitations”

Joan McNamara, Commander, Los Angeles Police Department
Doug Gillespie, Sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Gary Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, National Native American Law Enforcement Association (NNALEA)
John W. Gaissert, Chief of Police, City of Commerce, Georgia
Caroline Fredrickson, Director, Washington Legislative Office, American Civil Liberties Union
Greg Nojeim, Director, Project on Freedom, Security & Technology, Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
Kate Martin, Director, Center for National Security Studies

The hearing will examine what homeland security intelligence is; the Department’s role in developing it as a new intelligence discipline; and how the Department and others can provide State, local and tribal authorities with national situational awareness of threats while building privacy and civil liberties protections into the process.

There will be a webcast of this hearing

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 2pm
311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection Hearing

“100% Air Cargo Screening: Can We Secure America’s Skies?”

Ed Kelly, General Manager, Air Cargo, Transportation Security Administration, DHS
Stephen Lord, Director, Homeland Security & Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office
André L. Johnson, CEO, Freightscan
Jack Boisen, Chairman, The International Air Cargo Association
Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Airforwarders Association
James May, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Transport Association

This hearing will examine TSA and industry’s progress and challenges in meeting the 9/11 Act’s requirement to screen 100% of all passenger plane cargo by August 2010.

There will be a webcast of this hearing

Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 10am
311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism Hearing

“Human Trafficking: Recent Trends”

Witnesses (partial):
Kumar Kibble, Deputy Director, Office of Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS
Lt. Derek Marsh, Co-Director, Orange County (CA) Human Trafficking Task Force
Anastasia Brown, Director, Refugee Programs, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

The subcommittee will receive testimony from federal, local and nonprofit entities involved in combating human trafficking and providing assistance to trafficking victims.

There will be a webcast of this hearing