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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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    Air Traffic Congestion

    Administrator Blakey addressed Chamber members on the role of the Federal Aviation Administration and recent accomplishments. She responded to audience members' questions. A panel of…

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    Aviation Industry

    Marion Blakey was interviewed about federal regulation of the airline industry and other related issues. After she left, the reporters discussed her responses with the host.

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    Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization

    The Senate Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee held a hearing on the administration’s proposal to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. Among the…

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    U.S. Aviation Industry

    Marion Blakey talked about changes in the aviation industry and the steps that the Federal Aviation Administration is taking to maintain safety. She responded to questions submitted by…

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    British Terrorist Plot Arrests

    U.S. government officials spoke to reporters about the disruption of a terrorist plan to use explosives on trans-Atlantic flights between Britain and the U.S. that British authorities had…

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    Air Traffic Controllers

    Marion Blakey talked about the status of contract talks between the government and the air traffic controllers union. As of the previous week, the talks had broken off and the FAA had…

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    Department of Transportation Budget

    Secretary Mineta and other transportation officials testified about budget requests for the Department of Transportation. Among the issues they addressed were requested spending…

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    Aviation Safety

    A hearing was held on aviation safety from government officials and from representatives of aviation employee associations. Members of the first panel spoke about observations on the…

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    Air Traffic Control Privatization

    Ms. Blakey talked about the Federal Aviation Administration plan permit privatization of air traffic control operations at some airports. Supporters of the plan said that private…

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    Annual Air Safety Forum

    Participants talked about aviation safety programs and standards. Among the topics they addressed were building effective safety management systems, quality assurance measures, and the…

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