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    Government Shutdown and Economic Security

    Witnesses testified on the impact of the federal shutdown on businesses and government functions. Among the topics discussed were transportation and consumer safety, scientific…

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    Drone Technology and Usage

    Panelists talked about unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone technology and its usage. Moderator and former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Marion Blakey said that…

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    Sequestration and the Federal Workforce

    Democratic representatives held a hearing about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on federal employees and their families and on the work that they do. Marion Blakey, a former…

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    Sequestration Spending Cuts

    Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration automatic spending cuts. They warned of the negative effects of these cuts to defense,…

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    NASA Budget and Mission

    Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic…

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    Marion Blakey on Defense Contractors and Sequestration

    Marion Blakey discussed how defense contractors plan to operate under budget cuts set to take place on Jan. 2, 2013. If cuts imposed under the Budget Control Act of 2011 go into…

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    Defense Industry and Sequestration Cuts

    Marion Blakey talked about Defense Department budget cuts scheduled for January 2013, and their impact on defense industry companies. These budget cuts, also known as sequestration,…

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    Aviation Summit

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a conference on the aviation industry, featuring the head of the Federal Aviation Administration and Senior Executives from Southwest, U.S. Airways, and…

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    State of U.S. Airline Industry

    Former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Marion Blakey talked about recent FAA issues in the news. Topics included air traffic control tower incidents and staffing,…

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    Defense Budget Cuts

    Marion Blakey talked about defense industry reaction to Secretary Gates' announcement of cuts to the defense budget. She responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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