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Congressman Carson to Chair Intelligence Subcommittee on Counterterrorism

Feb 6, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Carson issued the following statement after he was named the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Congressman Carson will also sit on the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research Subcommittee.

“After a career working to keep Americans safe, I am honored to take the gavel of the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee,” said Congressman Carson. “From terrorism to nuclear proliferation to espionage, our country faces a broad array of threats at home and abroad. I look forward to working closely with my subcommittee colleagues and agency directors to ensure that our dedicated intelligence personnel have the resources they need to keep us safe and their activities are in the best interest of the American people.”

Congressman Carson served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats in the 115th Congress. He has served on the House Intelligence Committee since 2015. This is Congressman Carson’s first subcommittee chairmanship since coming to Congress in 2008.

Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee (CCC)

The Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee oversees the intelligence community’s ability to collect against and provide timely intelligence on terrorists, WMD proliferators, hard targets, and other malign actors.  It also includes addressing the insider threat, as well as ensuring resource investments and policies support prioritized targeting, secure operations, and analytical integrity. 

Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research Subcommittee (STAR) 

The Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research Subcommittee oversees the development and implementation of emerging and advanced technologies that are essential to intelligence collection and national security. This includes ensuring the United States remains at the cutting edge in overhead systems, artificial intelligence/machine learning and computing, as well as data and systems integrity.