Panel convenes Sept. 19 with national security experts

Plus, a public meeting for veterans and community members about the PACT Act on Sept. 26

Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, D-NH, and Senator Mitt Romney, R-UT, will lead a bipartisan hearing to examine how advanced technologies — such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing and bioengineering — may pose risks to national security. The panel will include national security experts who will discuss how Congress and the private sector can work together to mitigate potential threats from emerging technologies.

WHAT: Advanced Technology: Examining Threats to National Security in the Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: SD-562, Dirksen Senate Office Building (Livestream will be posted here)

WHO: Senator Maggie Hassan; Senator Mitt Romney; Gregory Allen, director, Wadhwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies (CSIS), and former director of strategy and policy, Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center; Jeff Alstott, senior information scientist, RAND Corporation, former assistant director for technology competition and risks, Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Dewey Murdick, executive director, Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, and former chief analytics officer and deputy chief scientist, Department of Homeland Security.

To RSVP for the hearing, please contact

Pact Act Town Hall 

Additionally, on September 26, Senator Hassan will host a town hall to raise awareness about the PACT Act and answer questions from veterans and other community members. Senator Hassan will also highlight the PACT Act’s upcoming September 30th open enrollment deadline for post-9/11 combat veterans who were discharged more than 10 years ago and who are not currently enrolled in VA health care.

In addition to Senator Hassan, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Steve Miska will join the town hall. He leads the VA’s implementation of the PACT Act. Leadership from the Manchester VAMC and Veterans Benefits Administration regional office will also participate.

WHAT: Senator Hassan to Host Town Hall on the PACT Act

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Sweeney Post, 251 Maple Street, Manchester

Granite Staters planning to attend the town hall can RSVP here.

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