Congressman C.A. Dutch Rupppersberger (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) will hold an open, joint hearing with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) to mark the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
This joint hearing will be the first joint hearing since the 9/11 joint inquiry in 2002. The House and Senate Intelligence Committees will review the evolution of the threat against the United States by Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. The Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper and the Director of the CIA, David Petraeus will testify before the joint panel. This hearing will mark the first time David Petraeus testifies before Congress in his new role as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Most Intelligence Committee hearings in the House and Senate are closed due to the classified nature of the material discussed. This hearing will be open to the public.
"The world changed on 9/11. In the past ten years, the intelligence community has transformed in many important ways to keep our country and her citizens safe. I look forward to evaluating where we have been and where we need to go in the future to make our world even safer," said Ranking Member Ruppersberger.
"As we mark the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it is important to not only review the progress we have made in the Intelligence Community in the last decade, but to look forward and explore ways to achieve further integration and coordination within the Intel Community," said Chairman Mike Rogers.
Witnesses at the hearing include James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, and David Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.