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    Electric Grid Security and Reliability

    Witnesses testified on strategies to increase the reliability and security of the electric grid from cyber and physical attacks. They also discussed the impact of Environmental…

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    Deborah Lee James on Women in National Security

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talked about women in national security. She spoke at an event hosted by Women in International Security in Washington, D.C.

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    Navy Yard Shooting Security Review

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus briefed reporters on the results of the department’s internal security review after the September 16, 2013, shooting at the…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) talked about legislation he introduced to reform Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court while still protecting national security and individuals'…

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    Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

    Advocates and opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline testified on the impact of the project to national interests. Senators' questions focused on jobs, energy prices, and global…

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    National Security and Intelligence

    CIA Director John Brennan talked with NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell about national security and intelligence issues. In his remarks, he refuted charges Senate…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the planned teleconference speech by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden at the South by Southwest music festival in…

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    Cybersecurity Framework

    Patrick Gallagher of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) outlined the Obama administration’s cybersecurity framework for infrastructure security. The…

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    Spectrum Allocation and National Security

    Federal officials and telecommunications executives talked about the upcoming spectrum reallocation and its impact on national security. Spectrum reallocation refers to the switching…

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    Peter Singer on Cybersecurity Issues

    Peter Singer discussed key policy questions relating to cyberspace and its security. He also offered suggestions for the future. The Air Force Association hosted the event.

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    Power Grid Security

    Jon Wellinghoff talked about his belief that an April 2013 attack on a California power grid station was a “terrorist act,” which, if replicated across the country, could black…

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    Government Surveillance Programs

    Members of the presidential Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) testified on the findings of their report on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance…

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    Government Surveillance Leaks

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Vice Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chair of the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats, and Capabilities (IETC), spoke to…

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    Global Threats to the U.S.

    Intelligence officials testified on global threats to the U.S. Topics included the operation of al-Qaida training camps in Syria and Iraq, the impact of NSA wiretaps by Edward Snowden, the…

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    Admiral Mike Mullen on the Security Threat of the National Debt

    Admiral Mike Mullen (Ret.) spoke about the impact of the national debt on national security. He also talked about military readiness, the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan, and…

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    Senator Grassley on National Security Agency Surveillance Programs

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) talked about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs and the $1 trillion omnibus federal spending bill for 2014. He also reacted to a New York…

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    National Security Agency Data Collection Issues

    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of the House Select Intelligence Committee, talked about New America Foundation study that said National Security Agency (NSA) phone data…

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    National Guard Issues

    General Frank J. Grass spoke at the National Press Club about issues facing the National Guard, including budget cuts and fewer resources. General Grass took command of the National…

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    Obama Administration National Security Strategy

    David Sanger, author of Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, talked about President Obama’s national security strategy and…

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    Navy Yard Shooting and Security

    Government officials and private security firm representatives testified on federal law enforcement’s response to the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard shooting. David Wright was…

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