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    United Nations Oil-for-Food Program

    British Member of Parliament George Galloway testified at a hearing on how Saddam Hussein manipulated the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Program to win influence and reward friends in order…

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    National Security Whistleblowers

    Witnesses testified about retribution against whistleblowers in national security areas. The first panel was made up of present and former military and government officials from the…

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    Leadership During Hurricane Katrina

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s 18th hearing as part of the committee’s investigation of the government’s preparation for and response to…

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    Hurricane Katrina Evacuation

    Mayor Nagin and transportation officials testified federal state and local responses to Hurricane Katrina and evacuation efforts following catastrophic flooding in New Orleans. They…

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    United Nations Headquarters Renovation

    Witnesses testified about proposed renovations to the United Nations headquarters in New York, funding requests for the project, and estimated development costs for similar projects in New…

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    Waste, Fraud and Abuse After Hurricane Katrina

    Officials testified about mismanagement, cost overruns, and abuses of federal emergency funds for recovery, relief, and reconstruction following the disaster brought on Gulf Coast regions…

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    Hurricane Katrina Response

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Homeland Security Department’s preparation and response to Hurricane Katrina and a report issued…

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    Veterans Data Privacy Breach

    Secretary Nicholson and other officials testified about a recent security breach at the Department of Veterans Affairs in which computer records containing personal information of 26.5…

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    FEMA Operations Professionals on Hurricane Katrina

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) operations professionals…

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    United Nations Reform

    The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held its fourth hearing on the United Nations' Oil-for-Food (OFF) Program. The hearing addressed: The findings of the Subcommittee’s…

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    Eliminating Earmarks

    The Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on…

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    Lobbying Regulation Reform

    Senators and other witnesses testified about ways to strengthen laws governing lobbying. Topics included disclosure, the status of former lawmakers, improper influence, the role of the…

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    Oil-for-Food Program Management

    Officials testified about charges of fraud, mismanagement, and abuse in the administration of the U.N. Oil-for-Food program in Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were corruption…

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    Federal Emergency Management Operations

    The committee examined the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Topics included potential relocation or reorganization of the agency, the findings of an investigation into…

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    Fraud, Waste, and Abuse After Hurricane Katrina

    U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on cases of fraud, waste and abuse in assistance programs for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Witnesses…

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    Department of Defense Audit

    Witnesses testified about the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Plan outlined by the Department of Defense in December 2005. They talked about accountability practices used…

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    U.S. Passport System

    Governmental officials testified about vulnerabilities in the U.S. passport system that can be exploited by criminals and terrorists. Topics included identity theft, fraud prevention,…

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    Preparedness for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

    A hearing was held on the role of Gulf Coast governors in responding to Hurricane Katrina. Governor Blanco was questioned over state evacuation plans that left sick and elderly…

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    Maintaining New Orleans Levees

    A hearing was held on levees that breached during and after Hurricane Katrina
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and New Orleans experts testified about efforts to repair the levees as well as…

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    U.S. Seaport Security

    Witnesses testified about the safety and security of U.S. seaports. Among the topics they addressed were the vulnerability to terrorist attack, inspection and monitoring of cargo…

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