Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Mike Rogers

***Media Advisory***

2014/09/18

For Immediate Release         Contact:  Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov (Rogers) September 17, 2014                             Allison.Getty@mail.house.gov (Ruppersberger)

House Intelligence Committee to Examine Threats Posed  by ISIL, al Qaeda, and Other Islamic Extremists HPSCI Holds Open Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Intelligence Committee will hold an open hearing Thursday, September 18, 2014, to publicly examine the threats posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al Qaeda (AQ), and other Islamic extremists.

 

The open hearing will be held at 8:00 am in room HVC-210 of the Capitol Building. 

 

Who:               House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)

What:             Hearing on Threats Posed by ISIL, AQ, and Other Islamic Extremists (Open)

When:             Thursday, September 18, 2014

8:00 am – 10:00 am ET

Where:           Room HVC-210, Capitol Building

 

The hearing witnesses include:

  • General James “Jim” Mattis, USMC (ret.)
  • Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker
  • Dr. Dafna H. Rand, Center for a New American Security

 

Where to watch this hearing:

 

Media wishing to attend this hearing must be credentialed through the House Radio & TV Gallery. 

Press set up will begin at 6:00 amAll media must be in place by 7:00 am ET. 

Security sweep begins at 7:00 am ET.

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Threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qa'ida, and other Islamic extremists

2014/09/18

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House Intelligence Committee to Examine Threats Posed by ISIL, al Qaeda, and Other Islamic Extremists

2014/09/11

For Immediate Release             Contact:  Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov (Rogers)September 11, 2014                                 Allison.Getty@mail.house.gov (Ruppersberger)

House Intelligence Committee to Examine Threats Posed  by ISIL, al Qaeda, and Other Islamic Extremists HPSCI Holds Open Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Ranking Minority Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today announced the House Intelligence Committee will hold a open hearing to publicly examine the threats posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al Qaeda (AQ), and other Islamic extremists.

 

The open hearing will be held at 8:00 am on Thursday, September 18, 2014, in room HVC-210 of the Capitol Building. 

 

Who:               House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)

What:             Hearing on Threats Posed by ISIL, AQ, and Other Islamic Extremists (Open)

When:             Thursday, September 18, 2014

8:00 am – 10:00 am ET

Where:           Room HVC-210, Capitol Building

 

The hearing witnesses include:

  • General James “Jim” Mattis, USMC (ret.)
  • Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker
  • Dr. Dafna H. Rand, Center for a New American Security

 

Media wishing to attend this hearing must be credentialed through the House Radio & TV Gallery.  Press set up will begin at 6:00 amAll media must be in place by 7:30 am ET.  

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Chairman Rogers & Ranking Member Ruppersberger Joint Statement on the 13th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

2014/09/11

For Immediate Release             Contact:  Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov (Rogers) September 11, 2014                                 Allison.Getty@mail.house.gov (Ruppersberger)

Chairman Rogers & Ranking Member Ruppersberger Joint Statement on the 13th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

“On this somber day, we remember the lives tragically cut short on September 11, 2001. We should also reflect on what remains necessary to defend the United States. After the attacks, the United States responded with bold actions against al Qaeda around the world. We made significant changes and improvements to our intelligence capabilities and counterterrorism operations to address the evolving threat. These programs have been highly effective and we should maintain them in order to protect our country, its citizens, and our allies, while at the same time looking to maximize privacy and civil liberties. That there has not been a successful, large-scale attack on our homeland is not luck or coincidence. Defending America requires constant vigilance. We must remain focused on the growing array of threats around the globe. As terrorists continue to make gains in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, we must reaffirm our resolve to defeat these threats.”

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Ongoing Intelligence Activities

2014/09/11

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Statement by Chairman Rogers on President Obama’s Address to the Nation on ISIL

2014/09/10

Date:  September 10, 2014

Contact:  Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov

Statement by Chairman Rogers on President Obama’s Address to the Nation on ISIL

“The President is to be commended for his decision to take action against ISIL targets, wherever they are, including Syria.

“Much of ISIL’s leadership, command and control, and safe haven are inside Syria.  As many of us have stated for months, ISIL cannot be defeated without taking action in both Iraq and Syria.

“Of course, a Commander in Chief’s decision to take military action is among the most difficult.  This threat has been growing for three years, and I have no doubt that the United States is less safe today than at any time since 9/11.    ISIL is only one of several Islamic extremist threats against America.

“We need a comprehensive strategy to defeat the terrorist ecosystem that is growing from Africa to the Middle East and into South Asia.

“The President’s plan announced this evening is an encouraging step in the right direction. Success will depend on the details of its implementation. I will work with my colleagues and the Administration to make sure it is implemented in a manner that ensures U.S. success.” 

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Ongoing Intelligence Activities

2014/09/08

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House Intelligence Committee Announces Bipartisan Report To Improve the Purchase Process of Intelligence Satellites

2014/07/31

For Immediate Release                Contact:  Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov July 31, 2014                                               Allison.Getty@mail.house.gov

House Intelligence Committee Announces Bipartisan ReportTo Improve the Purchase Process of Intelligence Satellites

Washington, D.C.  --  House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger announced the Committee’s adoption of a bipartisan report on the U.S. government’s purchase of intelligence satellites. The report, entitled “Performance Audit of Intelligence Major Systems Acquisition,” is the product of a one and a half year bipartisan effort by House Intelligence Committee. The report, which the Committee approved unanimously, was delivered to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) today.

HPSCI thoroughly reviewed the Intelligence Community’s (IC) satellite acquisition practices. In the process of scrutinizing the IC’s ability to think architecturally and strike a reasonable balance between cost and risk, HPSCI found significant cost saving opportunities that would not compromise capabilities.

Most of the report remains classified, however the biggest potential for cost savings arises from proposed changes to the production pace of intelligence satellites. Currently the IC buys satellites faster than necessary to meet mission needs due to concerns about ensuring the stability of the satellite production market. The report concludes that those concerns are not fully justified and result in the excess purchase of satellites at taxpayer expense.

The primary recommendation on the overproduction issue is for the NRO to include a variety of production paces in its requests for proposals on all new bulk purchases of satellites, including one production pace based solely on actual mission need. This will establish a baseline for cost comparisons so that the IC would at least know the cost of its efforts to protect the industrial base.

“It is critical that we find the right balance of capability and cost effectiveness. We must always be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and take a hard look at the way we purchase very expensive satellites systems,” said Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger. “Our overhead capabilities are vital to America’s national security. This report pinpoints specific areas where the IC can improve its purchase of these important systems.”

The study has already informed Committee action. Several recommendations were included as directive language in the Fiscal Year 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act, including the above-mentioned recommendation on production paces. The study also informed the House-passed Fiscal Year 2015 Intelligence Authorization Act, and the Committee will keep a watchful eye on the implementation of all of the study’s recommendations.

**To read the unclassified white paper on satellite production pace, click below.

http://intelligence.house.gov/sites/intelligence.house.gov/files/documents/industrialbase.pdf

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Business Meeting

2014/07/31

1)  Final HPSCI Investigative Report on the September 2012 Attacks in Benghazi, Libya

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04-12-13 – Letter to the President on Russian violation of Arms Control Obligations

2014/07/29


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