3:00 pm EDT - 4:30 pm EDT

Past Event

Homeland Security: The White House Plan Explained and Examined

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Richard A. Falkenrath, special assistant to President Bush for homeland security and senior director for policy and plans, will present a broad overview of the administration’s strategy for homeland security in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Falkenrath also will address legislative issues Congress still must resolve related to the proposed establishment of a new Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security, such as whether to give the department’s executives flexibility on personnel matters and whether to include intelligence analysis in its responsibilities.

A panel of Brookings and outside experts will comment on Falkenrath’s presentation and discuss the organizational, economic and political challenges the administration faces.