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    State of Capital Markets

    Financial markets regulators and Wall Street brokerage firm CEOs testified on the causes of the May 6, 2010 stock market “flash crash” in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average…

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    Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan, Panel 1

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee held a hearing on the effectiveness of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction at detecting and…

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    Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan, Panel 3

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee held a hearing on the effectiveness of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction at detecting and…

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    Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan, Panel 2

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee held a hearing on the effectiveness of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction at detecting and…

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    Air Cargo and Airport Security

    John Pistole and Alan Bersin testified on actions taken to improve air cargo security following the Yemen bomb plot uncovered in October 2010.

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    U.S. Terrorist Threats

    FBI Director Robert Mueller, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter testified on current terrorist threats to the U.S.,…

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    Management of Arlington National Cemetery, Army Officials Panel

    Army officials testified about mismanagement of contracts at Arlington National Cemetery and their investigation into the mismanagement and faulty practices at the cemetery. According…

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    Management of Arlington National Cemetery, Management Panel

    Witnesses testified about mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery. According to an Army report, as many as 6,600 graves were misidentified, improperly marked, or indicated…

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    Financial Responsibility for Gulf Oil Spill

    Representatives from MOEX and Anadarko Petroleum testified on their companies' role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. MOEX and Anadarko, respectively, own 10 and 25 percent shares in…

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    Defense Department Weapons Systems Costs

    Defense Department officials testified about military procurement programs, the state of military technology and weapons systems, and proposals to cut defense spending by $100 billion by…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Financial Recovery

    Witnesses testified about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and corporate liability for the spill and its cleanup. Among the topics they addressed were railing liability caps on…

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    Impact of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, BP Officials

    BP Vice President Raymond Dempsey and Daryl Willis testified on the company’s response to the oil spill and the process for paying liability claims from Gulf Coast residents.

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    Impact of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Federal Officials

    U.S. Coast Guard and government officials testified on the government’s response to the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster. They focused o federal efforts to clean up ocean and…

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    Impact of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Local Officials

    State and local officials testified about efforts to assess the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf Coast regions environment and business interests, as well as their…

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    Gulf Coast Oil Spill

    Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano and Coast Guard Deputy National Incident Commander Peter Neffenger testified on the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and clean up…

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    Disaster Assistance Revision

    FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and local officials testified on possible changes to the Stafford Act, the law that governs federal disaster response.  The Robert T. Stafford Disaster…

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    Domestic Counterterrorism, Panel 1

    Members of Congress, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and senior law enforcement officials testified about a loophole that allows persons on terrorist watch lists to purchase…

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    Domestic Counterterrorism, Panel 2

    Members of Congress, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and senior law enforcement officials testified about a loophole that allows persons on terrorists watch lists to purchase…

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    Investment Banks and the Financial Crisis, Executives

    Executives from Goldman Sachs testified about investment and trading activities of Goldman Sachs and other investment banks involving residential mortgage based securities and related…

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    Investment Banks and the Financial Crisis, Goldman Sachs Chair and CEO

    Lloyd Blankfein testified about investment and trading activities of Goldman Sachs and other investment banks involving residential mortgage based securities and related products. In…

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