Emerging Threats and Capabilities

About the Subcommittee

The Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing counter-terrorism programs and initiatives and counterproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Additionally, this subcommittee oversees U.S. Special Operations Forces, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), information technology and programs, force protection policy and oversight, and related intelligence support. It makes sure that our nation is protected against terrorist attacks and unconventional threats.

Members of the Subcommittee

Rep. Joe Wilson (SC) leads the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee in the 114th Congress. Rep. Trent Franks (AZ) serves as Vice Chair.  Rep. James R. Langevin (RI) serves as the Ranking Member.