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20 Years After 9/11: First Responder Perspectives

Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM Issue: Counterterrorism

During a site visit to New York City, the Committee will hold a roundtable discussion to discuss cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security and local first responders since the 9/11 attacks.

Panelists (updated):

  • John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism, New York City Police Department (NYPD)
  • Laura Kavanagh, First Deputy Commissioner, New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
  • John Bilich, Chief Security Officer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Alex Amparo, Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Captain Zeita Merchant, Commander, Sector New York, and Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, United States Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


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