Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Oversight and Reform Committee will hold a hearing to examine reforming the Federal Information Security Management Act and creating a new approach to federal cybersecurity to meet the evolving cyber frontier. The committee will hear testimony from Grant Schneider, senior director of cybersecurity services at Venable and former federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget; Gordon Bitko, senior vice president at the Information Technology Industry Council and former chief information officer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Renee Wynn, consultant and former chief information officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Jennifer R. Franks, director of information technology and cybersecurity at the U.S. Government Accountability Office; and Ross Nodurft, executive director at the Alliance for Digital Innovation and former chief at the Office of Management and Budget Cybersecurity Team.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the security of the Capitol campus since the Jan. 6 attack. The committee will hear testimony from Brett Blanton, architect of the Capitol; Thomas Manger, chief of the U.S. Capitol Police; and Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the domestic terrorism threat one year after Jan. 6. The committee will hear testimony from Matthew Olsen, assistant attorney general of the national security division at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Jill Sanborn, executive assistant director of the national security branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will host an event discussing what a robust national strategic-industry policy should entail. Sree Ramaswamy, senior policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce, will be the event’s keynote speaker. Robert D. Atkinson, president of ITIF, will moderate the conversation among Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit at the Department of Defense; Erica Fuchs, professor at Carnegie Mellon University; and Brad Markell, executive director of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council.
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.: The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) will host a panel discussion to address the main humanitarian challenges in Myanmar and Bangladesh and opportunities to move toward durable solutions for those displaced or in need of humanitarian assistance. The panel will feature Naw K’nyaw Paw, general secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization, and Dan Sullivan, deputy director for Africa, Asia, and the Middle East at Refugees International. Opening remarks will be given by Rep. Steve Chabot, ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation. The discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth Hoffman, director of Congressional and Government Affairs at CSIS.
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.: The Hudson Institute will host an event on China’s coercive missile strategy and the U.S. response. Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, senior fellow and director at the Keystone Defense Initiative at the Hudson Institute, will moderate the discussion among Mark Lewis, executive director of the Emerging Technologies Institute at the National Defense Industrial Association; Christopher Yeaw, associate executive director of strategic deterrence and nuclear programs of the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska; and Timothy A. Walton, fellow of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology at the Hudson Institute.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.: The Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution will host Ayman Safadi, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs and expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, for a keynote address and a conversation on Jordan’s current regional outlook and its foreign policy approach towards the Middle East. Suzanne Maloney, Brookings vice president and director of foreign policy, will give opening remarks. Safadi will be joined by moderators Maloney and Bruce Riedel, Brookings senior fellow and director of the Intelligence Project.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation will host a discussion of a new report on the health of the global clean energy innovation system, why continuous investments in the system matter and what a healthy system should look like. Hoyu Chong, ITIF senior policy analyst, is a presenter at the event. David M. Hart, ITIF senior fellow, will moderate the debate between Julie Cerqueira, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Office of the International Affairs at the Department of Energy; Anthony DeOrsey, research manager at Cleantech Group; and Nick Johnstone, chief statistician at the International Energy Agency.
Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The Brookings Institution’s Africa Security Initiative and Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors will host a panel discussion exploring the effects of the coronavirus on biodiversity conservation, zoonotic diseases and human security in Africa. Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings director and senior fellow, will moderate the discussion between Peter Lindsey, director of the Lion Recovery Fund at the Wildlife Conservation Network; Victor K. Muposhi, associate professor at the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Alastair Nelson, managing director at Conservation Synergies and senior analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime; and Catherine Semcer, research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center.
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