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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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    Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Nomination

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Susan E. Dudley to be administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,…

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    Homeland Security

    Secretary Chertoff and others testified about homeland security plans for the next five years. Topics included Homeland Security Department accomplishments in the past five years,…

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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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    Iraq Reconstruction Contracting

    Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen testified about a report on problems with contracting in Iraq and proposed changes to try to prevent future waste, fraud and…

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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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    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 Director Nomination Hearing

    The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs heard testimony on the nomination of R. David Paulson to be Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management, U.S. Department of…

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    Homeland Security Legislation Markup

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee marked up pending legislation including proposals based on recommendations from a study on relief and recovery efforts along…

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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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    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 Reform Markup

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee marked up a bill to provide greater transparency in regard to lobbying activities. They also debated a proposal to…

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    Fiscal Year 2007 Department of Homeland Security Budget

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget for the Department of Homeland Security. Secretary Chertoff testified…

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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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    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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    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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    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 Preparedness

    A hearing was held on the adequacy of preparedness for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Witnesses testified about role of the local police departments, the National Guard, and federal law…

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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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    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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