Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Committee Hearings – Week of 3-19-23

This week with both the House and Senate in Washington (House with a short week) there is a relatively full slate of hearings scheduled with budget hearings in full swing. There are five other hearings of potential interest here covering cybersecurity (3), Ohio derailment, and science and tech in DOD.

Budget Hearings  

Budget Hearings



FY 2024 Budget Request

Budget Committee



DOD Subcommittee



EWR Subcommittee




Environment Committee



THUD Subcommittee

‘Subcommittee’ hearings are for subcommittees of the respective Appropriations Committees.


On Thursday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to “Examine Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities to the United States' Energy Infrastructure”. The witness list includes:

• Puesh M. Kumar, CESER, DOE,

• Robert M. Lee, Dragos,

• Stephen L. Swick, American Electric Power

On Thursday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on “CISA 2025: The State of American Cybersecurity from a Stakeholder Perspective”. A witness list is not currently available.

On Thursday, the Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee will hold a hearing on “Unpacking the White House National Cybersecurity Strategy”. A witness list is not currently available.

Ohio Derailment

On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on “Improving Rail Safety in Response to the East Palestine Derailment”. The witness list will include:

• Jennifer Homendy, National Transportation Safety Board

• David Comstock, Ohio Western Reserve Joint Fire District

• Clyde Whitaker, Ohio State SMART-TD

• Alan Shaw, Norfolk Southern

• Ian Jefferies, Association of American Railroads

DOD Tech

On Thursday, the Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Forces Committee will hold a hearing on “Science, Technology, and Innovation at the Department of Defense”. The witness list includes:

• Heidi Shyu, DOD,

• William LaPlante, DOD

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