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Committee to Hold Worldwide Threat Hearing

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Washington, DC, February 2, 2011 | Susan Phalen ((202) 226-4121) | comments
Chairman Rogers Announces Open Hearing Followed by Closed Session
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Committee to Hold Worldwide Threat Hearing

Chairman Rogers Announces Open Hearing Followed by Closed Session

 Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Ranking Minority Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today announced the House Intelligence Committee’s first hearing of the 112th Congress.  The Worldwide Threat Hearing is an open hearing the Committee holds annually.  The open hearing will be immediately followed by a closed session

The open hearing will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in room HVC-210 of the Capitol Building.  The closed session will immediately follow in a different room.

In announcing the open hearing, Chairman Rogers said, “The threats our nation faces, compounded by dramatic changes in technology, continue to change and grow in complexity.  As these threats evolve, our understanding of those threats, and more importantly our response to those threats, needs to keep pace.”

“On the Intelligence Committee, our first priority is protecting the American people.  Good intelligence is our best defense against terrorism.  Threats and technology are always changing.  We must evolve and change with them to ensure our men and women in the intelligence community have the resources, technology, and capabilities they need to keep us safe,” said Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.    

Who:               House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)
What:              Worldwide Threat Hearing  (Open Hearing)
When:             Thursday, February 10, 2011
Where:           Room HVC-210, Capitol Building

The witnesses:

  • James R. Clapper, Director of National IntelligenceLeon E. Panetta, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Michael E. Leiter, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
  • Lieutenant General Ronald L. Burgess, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense
  • Robert S. Mueller, III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Caryn A. Wagner, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security
  • Thomas A. Ferguson, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense
  • Philip S. Goldberg, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State


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