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    Contractors in Federal Workforce

    Paul Light talked about contractors in the federal workforce, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He detailed regulations and procedures involving the…

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    Sequestration and Federal Contractors

    Paul Light talked about the size and scope of federal contractors as well as the impact sequestration could have on contractors and federal services. He also responded to telephone…

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    Federal Bureaucracy and Reform

    Paul Light talked about his Wall Street Journal piece on the need for federal bureaucracy reform following recent Government Services Administration (GSA) and Secret Services…

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    Bureaucratic Accountability

    Paul Light talked about his new report, “Creating High Performance Government,” which looks at accountability, efficiency, and productivity in government, as well as potential…

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    Size of the Federal Government

    Paul Light talked about President Obama’s effort announced in his State of the Union address to reduce the size of the federal government. Mr. Light also responded to…

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    Size of the Federal Government

    Paul Light talked about reducing the size of the federal government to save money. He wrote a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece that outlines several specific ways the federal…

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    Paul Light on Obama Administration Programs

    Paul Light spoke about Obama administration policy initiatives, including health care, streamlining government and the federal bureaucracy, and the economic stimulus. He also addressed…

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    Presidential Transition

    Paul Light talked about the status of the Bush-Obama transition, past transitions, the needs of the federal work force, accountability issues in federal agencies, and the composition of the…

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    Picking a Vice President

    Paul Light talked about what criteria and factors have gone into choosing vice-presidential candidates in the past, and address the politics of choosing a vice president in the current…

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    Congress and Defense Planning

    The panelists discussed topics about which they have written, including rethinking defense planning, the base realignment and closure process, and the politics of defense…

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    NASA Oversight Investigation

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences and the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight…

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    Global Climate Change

    Senator John Kerry and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about environmental policy and the threat of global climate change. Among the topics they debated were various…

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    Congress and Long-Term Issues

    First, former Senator Daschle talked about health care legislation, with former Rep. Frenzel (R-MN) responding. They answered audience members' questions.  Then three…

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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified about recommendations made in the final report of the September 11 Commission. Among the topics they addressed were intelligence gathering and sharing, a proposal…

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    Future of Competitive Sourcing

    Mr. Walker and Professor Light debated both sides of competitive sourcing, or, using outside sources to compete with some federal organizations to lower costs of purchasing or…

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    Senate Confirmation Process

    Former government officials and others talked about the confirmation process for presidential nominees. Among the topics they addressed were past battles over controversial…

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    National Public Service Report

    Participants talked about their report which provided a series of recommendations for reorganizing the federal government. Following their remarks they answered questions from the…

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    Presidential Gifts

    Witnesses testified about the inventory of official gifts to the president and the United States. They also talked about proposed legislation to change the methods by which gifts are…

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    Future of Public Service

    Mr. Hart talked about a recent survey of young Americans' attitudes toward government and public service. His remarks were followed by panelist remarks on the survey and changes…

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    Homeland Security Department

    Participants testified about potential legislation to reorganize the federal government in order to respond to terrorist acts on U.S. territory. Among the issues addressed were the…

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