Sunday, April 8, 2018

Committee Hearings – Week of 4-7-18

Both the House and Senate are coming back to Washington this week after their two-week Easter Recess. There are no hearings of specific interest to readers of this blog in the strictest sense, but there are two categories of hearings that may be of general interest. They deal with (non-ICS) cybersecurity and money.

Cyber Hearings

April 10th, Senate Judiciary, “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data”;
April 11th, House Energy and Commerce, “Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data”;
April 11th, House Armed Services, “Cyber Operations Today: Preparing for 21st Century Challenges in an Information-Enabled Society”;
April 11th, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee (House Armed Services), “A Review and Assessment of the Department of Defense Budget, Strategy, Policy, and Programs for Cyber Operations and U.S. Cyber Command for Fiscal Year 2019”;

Zuckerberg gets a chance to respond to Congressional critics and the military will talk about cyber operations.

Budget and Spending Hearings

April 11th, Homeland Security Subcommittee (House Appropriations), “FY 2019 Department of Homeland Security”;
April 12th, Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee (House Transportation), “Examining the President’s FY 2019 Budget Request for the Transportation Security Administration”;

We are still too early in the FY 2019 process for any particular details to begin to emerge but, listening to the questions asked at these hearings can give a picture of what may be coming down the road.

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