Last month, the Department of Homeland Security commemorated its fifth anniversary. Ten months from now, the homeland security apparatus put in place since the attacks of September 11 will undertake its first-ever presidential transition. The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, followed by a panel of homeland security analysts, will discuss the evolution of homeland security over the past seven years; existing challenges and capabilities at the federal, state, and local governmental levels and within the private sector; and key issues that will confront the new administration and Congress in 2009.
Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security
Barbara A. Grewe, Senior Policy Advisor, MITRE Corporation and former Senior Counsel for Special Projects, 9/11 Commission
Daniel B. Prieto, Senior Fellow for Homeland Security and Intelligence at IBM’s Global Leadership Initiative
Philip J. (P.J.) Crowley, Senior Fellow and Director of Homeland Security, Center for American Progress Action Fund and Author of Safe at Home