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February 8, 2016

Cybersecurity, Drones and the Marines in the Week Ahead

The schedule is too jam-packed to just highlight one or two events each day.

On Monday, the Guantanamo Public Memory Project exhibit we featured here kicks off at the Rayburn House Office Building. In the afternoon, the Henry L. Stimson Center hosts a discussion on “Managing the Risks Posed by Unauthorized Retransfers of Arms,” with Judd Stitziel, chief of the research and analysis division in the Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance at the State Department (and the Stimson Center has another arms trade-related event Tuesday). The House Veterans Affairs Committee holds one of its late night hearings to address the capacity of the VA to care for patients.

Tuesday is hopelessly busy. On the Hill, the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Committee considers the annual homeland security spending bill; the House Appropriations Committee considers the State Department and foreign aid spending bill; the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee marks up a Coast Guard authorization measure; and the House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on defense acquisition. The full House is likely to bring up the annual intelligence authorization bill, and discussions are set to start between the House and Senate on veterans legislation written in response to the VA’s health care scandal.

Off the Hill, the Air Force Association hosts U.S. Global Strike Command Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson to discuss the next five years ahead.; the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement has its annual Mission Command Summit both Tuesday and Wednesday, featuring several top Defense and State Department officials; and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos speaks at the American Enterprise Institute on how to balance all of the Corps’ competing priorities (there’s another Marines budget-related event Thursday at the Stimson Center, too).

Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee marks up a couple cybersecurity bills, while the House Foreign Affairs Committee has hearings on Afghanistan and Libya, with Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins testifying before the full committee and State and Defense officials making appearances at the subcommittee hearing on Libya. The Atlantic Council has an event on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with a variety of international perspectives, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a forum on Arctic cooperation.

On Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to consider its cybersecurity bill. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosts the Iraqi ambassador to the United States, Luqman Abd al-Rahim Fayli, and the Stimson Center rolls out a report on drone policy, one week after the Council on Foreign Relations offered up one. Also, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis holds a conference on “Aegis Sea-based Missile Defense: Present Status and Future Requirements,” featuring the executive director of the Missile Defense Agency and other top Defense and Hill officials.

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