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    Government Anti-Fraud Efforts, Panel 1

    Officials testified on the effectiveness of past recommendations on contracting reform and current fraud, waste and abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan contracting. 

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    Military Readiness and Defense Budget Cuts

    Former National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair talked about military readiness and potential defense budget cuts. Other topics included improvements in homeland security since…

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    National Security and Liberty

    Panelists talked about the tension between a free press and national security. Among the topics they addressed were National Security Agency (NSA) data collection, prosecuting…

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    Obama Administration Counterterrorism Policy

    Panelists talked about the first year of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. Topics included the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253.…

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    William Bratton on Homeland Security Issues

    Former Police Chief William Bratton spoke about the role of local law enforcement in homeland security. Among the topics he addressed were information management, emergency response,…

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    Aspen Security Forum, Lessons Learned from Iraq

    Three former US Ambassadors to Iraq from both the Bush and Obama administrations, as well as the first Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence examine the Iraq war. This panel from…

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    Terror Threat from Abroad

    Michael Leiter from the National Counterterrorism Center talked about the current strength of al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the intelligence on the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden,…

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    The Search For Bin Laden

    Terrorism expert Peter Bergen, author of the book, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad, and Greg Barker, who produced and directed an HBO documentary based on…

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    Aspen Security Forum, Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Ambassadors discussed issues involving wars and diplomacy with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Among the topics they addressed were the sucessful operation to find and kill Osama bin Laden,…

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    Transportation Security Enhancement

    Officials testified about the Transportation Security Administration’s progress in its first five years, programs and policy implementation that remained outstanding at the…

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    U.S. Seaports Security

    The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology held a hearing on operations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the…

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    Visas and Combating Terrorism

    An oversight hearing was held to identify steps the Departments of State and Homeland Security have made since 9/11 to address gaps and vulnerabilities in the visa process. The first…

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    Presidential Transition Period Terrorist Threat

    A panel discussion was held on the threat of terrorist activity during the upcoming presidential transition period. The 9/11 Commission had concluded that democracies become especially…

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    Homeland Security

    The 9/11 Public Discourse Project, the nonprofit successor organization to the 9/11 Commission, held a panel discussion about securing the homeland. The panel reviewed progress being…

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    Congressional Oversight Duties, Closing Session

    Moderated by Mr. Minarik, the panelists evaluated Congress' effectiveness in its oversight of the executive branch in recent years. Topics included lack of oversight of Homeland…

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    Book Discussion on Open Target: Where America Is Vulnerable to Attack

    Clark Kent Ervin talked about his book Open Target: Where America Is Vulnerable to Attack, published by Palgrave Macmillan. He was interviewed on the BookTV Bus at the 2006 Texas Book…

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    Book Discussion on Open Target: Where America Is Vulnerable to Attack

    Clark Kent Ervin talked about his book Open Target: Where America Is Vulnerable to Attack, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Mr. Ervin, former inspector general of both the…

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    Homeland Security Funding

    Mr. Ervin talked about homeland security funding grants and why the 9/11 Commission recommended that Congress change the formula to provide more money to states with a higher risk of a…

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