Legislative Committees

Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

National Senate Committee

228 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-3871

Web Address:

Parent Committee: Armed Services


Responsibilities: Policies and programs related to cyber security, intelligence, counter-terrorism, and homeland security.
Special additional areas: counter-narcotics, technology base and special operations.
Oversight of budget accounts: Technology base RDT&E; operational test and evaluation; RDT&E and procurement supporting special operations; counterdrug programs; RDT&E supporting low-intensity conflict, peacekeeping operations, and information warfare; combating terrorism; chemical and biological warfare defense; chemical demilitarization; train and equip programs.
Oversight of DOD offices: Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Homeland Defense); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict); and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
Oversight of DOD commands and agencies: Cyber Command; Special Operations Command; Northern Command; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; National Security Agency; Defense Intelligence Agency; National Reconnaissance Office; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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