144Aug 22, 2013
Disaster Recovery and Preparedness
Homeland Security Department and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials talked about disaster recovery and preparedness. Joplin, Missouri, resident Janet Cage described the city’s ...
658May 7, 2013
Immigration and Border Security
Representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the Homeland Security Inspector General’s office testified on provisions of the immigration bill, ...
163Feb 7, 2012
Maritime Security and Trade Issues
Witnesses testified about the Obama administration’s new National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security, released on January 25. Topics included the administration’s use of a ...
240Dec 2, 2010
International Aviation Screening Standards
Witnesses testified on international aviation screening standards and airline security measures. Among the topics they addressed were the use of image scanners and pat-downs at security check ...
618Jan 20, 2010
Anti-Terrorism Tools and Communication
Witnesses testified on inter-agency communication, and effective use of anti-terrorism tools. Among the topics addressed were measures taken following the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight ...
180Dec 9, 2009
Travel Restrictions on Terrorist Suspects
Witnesses testified about law enforcement operations and programs as well as the effectiveness of efforts to stop travel by terrorists since the enactment of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism ...
29Oct 19, 2007
Improvised Exploding Devices in the U.S.
Secretary Chertoff talked about the threat of terrorists' improvised exploding devices (IEDs) in the U.S. Topics included the role of the Homeland Security Department, risk management, airline ...
21Dec 19, 2006
Passenger Screening and Privacy
Stewart Baker talked about privacy issues with terrorist screening and the Department of Homeland Security Automated Targeting System and Passenger Name Record initiatives. He and other ...
198Jun 23, 2006
Public Image of U.S. Terrorism Policy
Secretary Chertoff addressed the audience about the reality of terrorism and the need for vigilance. He reflected on the popularity of the series “24,” saying that one of its most ...
35Aug 30, 2005
Military Role in Homeland Security
Defense and National Guard officials talked about the role of military forces in homeland security operations and enforcement. Among the issues they addressed were the changing role of the ...
35Jul 8, 2005
Terrorism and Homeland Security
Mr. Heyman talked about government efforts to prepare for possible terrorist attacks and recent attacks on public transit infrastructure locations in London. He responded to audience ...
18Dec 19, 2004
Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Heyman talked about his report, “Rethinking the Department of Homeland Security,” that examines the organization and operations of the Homeland Security department and provide ...
21Dec 13, 2004
Challenges Facing Homeland Security Department
The participants discussed a bipartisan joint CSIS-Heritage Foundation report on the challenges facing the Homeland Security Department. The report represents the conclusions of a task force ...
30Feb 15, 2003
Responses to Terrorist Weapons Attack
The guests talked about the possibility of a terrorist attack using non-conventional weapons, including responses to such an attack and the safeguards that prevent dangerous material from being ...
11Aug 6, 2002
Emergency Preparedness and First Responders
State and local officials talked about federal policy in emergency management and effective responses to terrorist threats or attacks. Among the topics they addressed were the potential role of ...