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    Technology and Border Security

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the impact of technology on U.S. border security efforts. Topics included the use of aircraft, drones, and surveillance tools, as well as…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the role of social media in recruiting for terrorist organizations. The witnesses outlined the online tactics and capabilities of ISIS* and other…

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    U.S. Northern Border Security

    Homeland Security, Justice Department, and Customs and Border Protection officials testified on threats to the U.S. border with Canada. The witnesses assessed their agencies operations…

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    IRS and the Affordable Care Act

    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a hearing on the implementation of the tax penalty in the Affordable Care Act, and the IRS' enforcement of the health care provisions requiring a…

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    Inaccurate Social Security Death Records

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the reasons for improper Social Security payments to deceased individuals as a result of inaccurate data…

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    Cyber Security and Terrorism Threats

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on global cyber terrorism as well as other U.S. security threats such as ISIL*, Syrian foreign…

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    Police Use of Military Equipment

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the sale of Department of Defense weapons and equipment to state and local police forces.

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    U.S. Postal Service Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on four nominees to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, including Victoria Reggie Kennedy and former…

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    Border Security

    Officials from the Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Justice, and State Departments testified on actions their agencies were taking in response to the influx of unaccompanied…

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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) held the third of a series of roundtable discussions on combating rape and sexual assaults on college campuses. This meeting focused on Title IX of…

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    High-Speed Stock Transactions and Insider Trading

    Witnesses testified on stock market conflicts of interest in high-frequency trading practices, and their impact on consumer confidence. Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) in his opening…

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    Radiological Material Security

    Witnesses testified about the security of radiological materials that can be used by terrorists to construct what are commonly known as “dirty bombs.” Witnesses included…

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    Border Security

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing on the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2013, which addressed U.S. border security reforms and rates of pay for…

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    First Responder Wildfire Training

    Witnesses testified on the training and resources available to firefighters and first responders in communities threatened by wildfires. Mayor Navarre testified by remote video from…

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    Port Security

    Transportation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Coast Guard officials testified at a hearing on U.S. port security. They gave updates on their individual agencies and…

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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    Sexual assault advocacy organization leaders, student victims, and campus safety officials spoke at a roundtable discussion on the effectiveness of the Clery Act and the Campus Sexual…

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    Campus Sexual Assault

    Sexual assault victims, campus safety and sexual assault experts, and sexual assault advocacy organization leaders were part of the first of several roundtable discussions on combating rape…

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    Online Advertising and Consumer Security

    Witnesses testified at a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations hearing on online advertising and its impact on consumer security and data…

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    Defense Department Financial Management

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about improving financial management at the Department of Defense. Military officials from…

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    Intelligence Sharing

    Inspectors general from the Homeland Security and Justice Departments and the CIA testified about system failures in intelligence and information sharing leading up to the Boston Marathon…

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