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    Federal Government Management

    Management consultants and representatives from government watchdog groups testified at a hearing on practices the federal government might use to improve efficiency and save money.

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    Transparency in the Obama Administration

    Sean Moulton,talked about the Open Government Policy at the Center for Effective Policy’s annual government report card, "Making the Grade:
    Access to Information Scorecard 2014." The…

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    Reducing Government Waste

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing to assess whether progress has been made by the federal government in reducing government waste. Witnesses provided a…

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    Government Printing Office

    Davita Vance-Cooks testified about a report on the future of the Government Printing Office and the steps it must take to modernize its operations and move to digital formats.

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    National Security Workforce

    Witnesses testified on the government process for the designation of some federal job positions as “national security sensitive” and granting security…

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    Use of Eminent Domain

    Professor Steven Eagle talked about eminent domain, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the definition of the term, and ways that federal…

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    Government Public Affairs Offices and Transparency

    Journalists and former government public affairs officials talked about the role of government public affairs offices and whether their roles help or hinder government openness. The…

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    Federal Government Management

    Panelists discussed managing government services in times of budget cuts and in emergency situations. Former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said that in crisis situations the…

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    Office of Personnel Management Nomination Hearing

    Katherine Archuleta testified at her nomination hearing to lead the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM is the agency responsible for conducting security background checks, managing…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the role of the government in feeding children who do not have enough to eat in their homes. The questions stemmed from a Washington Post

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    Government and the Media

    James O’Keefe talked about his book on the government and media and the role his Project Veritas plays in “ambush journalism.” He also responded to telephone calls and…

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    General Services Administration Nomination Hearing

    Fifteen months after taking over the General Services Administration (GSA) as acting chief, Daniel Tangherlini went before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs…

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    Government Services Administration Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Services Committee heard testimony on the nomination of Daniel Tangherlini to be administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA).…

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    Governmental Investigations of Government

    Connie Cass talked about her recent Associated Press article examining the various ways the three branches of the U.S. government investigate possible illegality, breaches of the public…

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    Federal Information Technology

    Information officers from several departments testified on efforts to eliminate areas of duplication and waste in federal information technology (IT) and the role of agency chief…

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Policies

    Jacqueline Berrien testified about Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policies and practices. Much of the hearing was focused on the agency’s reasons for changing its…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on federal and state response to the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, the previous day.

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    Book Discussion on Devouring Freedom

    James Antle talked about his book, Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever be Stopped?, in which he presents his thoughts on the dangers of a large federal government. The author…

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    Public Sector Job Losses

    Sudeep Reddy talked about the increasing number of public sector job losses caused by the economic downturn that began in 2007, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Housing Finance Market

    Edward DeMarco testified on his oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He said more direction was needed for the two government-sponsored enterprises. Mr. DeMarco’s…

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