Washington, DC - The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security will hold a joint hearing next week to examine the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security to prevent the smuggling of nuclear materials in U.S. ports and other port security risks.  The hearing will focus on issues such as small vessel threats and container security. The joint hearing, entitled, “An Examination of the Maritime Nuclear Smuggling Threat and Other Port Security and Smuggling Risks in the U.S.,” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Witness List: Panel I Rear Admiral Linda L. Fagan, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Policy, and Capabilities, United States Coast Guard Dr. Wayne Brasure, Acting Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Dr. Todd C. Owen, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Ms. Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, National Nuclear Security Administration Panel II Ms. Jennifer Grover, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, United States Government Accountability Office Dr. Gregory H. Canavan, Senior Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratories Mr. David A. Espie, Director of Security, Maryland Port Administration, Port of Baltimore Mr. James H.I. Weakley, President, Lake Carriers’ Association