03.17.17

Senate Intel Committee Announces Open Hearing on Russian Intelligence Activities

WASHINGTON – Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced an open hearing related to the Committee’s inquiry into Russian intelligence activities will take place on March 30, 2017.  The hearing, Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns, will consist of two panels and will provide a foundational understanding of Russian active measures and information operations campaigns. The first panel will examine the history and characteristics of those campaigns; the second panel will examine the role and capabilities of cyber operations in support of these activities.

Details

Hearing: Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns

Witnesses:

Panel I

Eugene Rumer, Director of Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as the National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia from 2010-2014.

Roy Godson, Professor of Government Emeritus at Georgetown University. From 1993-2015, he also served as President of the National Strategy Information Center.

Clint Watts, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute Program on National Security

*Other witnesses may be added

Panel II:

Kevin Mandia, Chief Executive Officer, FireEye

General (Ret.) Keith Alexander, Chief Executive Officer and President, IronNet Cybersecurity.  He previously served as Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service.

*Other witnesses may be added

When: Thursday, March 30th 2017 at 10:00 am (Panel I)

Thursday, March 30th 2017 at 2:00 pm (Panel II)

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 106

The Committee has previously conducted an open hearing in January on Russian active measures in the 2016 election.