Hill Tech Happenings Week of September 30

By David Bruggeman
October 1, 2013

October 3 – ETA I was optimistic that all of the scheduled activities for this week would proceed as intended. The October 2 hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee, and the markup session of the House Homeland Security Committee were postponed. The October 4 meeting of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has also been postponed. Though the Board is still operating on funds from the previous fiscal year, several witnesses were restricted in their travel due to the shutdown.

Original Post – Well, it would appear that some things are still happening during the shutdown. I would recommend, however, that you double check before visiting any of these meetings in person.

October 2

The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing to review pending legislation, including a bill on the cybersecurity workforce.
10 a.m., 311 Cannon Building

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an oversight hearing connected to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. USACM Co-Vice Chair Edward Felten will testify.
10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing in connection with a draft bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act.
2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building

October 4

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will hold a meeting on two national intelligence surveillance programs. USACM Chair Eugene Spafford will speak on one of the panels.
9:15 a.m., Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 17th Street NW, Washington D.C.