Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2016) — At a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) questioned Mr. William Evanina, Director of Counterintelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Given recent cases of Asian Americans (such as Ms. Sherry Chen and Professor Xi Xiaoxing) being wrongfully arrested and indicted by the U.S. Government for allegations of espionage, Mr. Lieu’s questioning prompted Mr. Evanina to commit to the following:
• To provide training materials/guidance given to federal employees for the implementation of the Insider Threat Program, including safeguards to prevent any civil rights or privacy violations.
• Segmented data on the number of U.S. Government security clearance holders by race and ethnicity.
Congressman Ted W. Lieu serves on the House Committees on the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform. He is also the Democratic Freshman Class President and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.
View the video from Lieu’s Facebook post at https://www.facebook.com/RepTedLieu/videos/475103129353012.