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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified on changes in airline security operations and policy in the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the issues they addressed were the pilot…

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    Terrorist Threats to U.S. Military Communities, Defense Department Testimony

    Defense Department officials testified on homegrown terrorism, specifically threats to U.S. bases and the military community.

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    Secret Service Prostitution Investigation

    Secret Service and Homeland Security officials testified on the scandal surrounding Secret Service agent interaction with Colombian prostitutes. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan…

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    Social Media and Disaster Communications

    Witnesses testified on the use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google by federal, state and local agencies in disaster response. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    U.S. Postal Service Finances, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about the Postal Service’s financial difficulties. They presented proposals to fix the Postal Service’s money problems, and took questions from the…

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    Offshore Corporate Tax Havens

    Witnesses testified on the corporate practice of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes. Among the issues they addressed were corporate tax loopholes allowed under current…

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    Information Sharing and Wikileaks

    Intelligence officials testified about information sharing since the WikiLeaks release of thousands of classified documents. Among the issues they addressed were federal efforts to…

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    Shortage of Foreign Language Speakers in Government

    Witnesses testified about the need for foreign language speakers in the military and other parts of government, and the potential implications for national security. Among the topics…

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    Homeland Security Threats and Response

    Secretary Janet Napolitano, FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins, and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Matthew Olsen testified in an annual hearing on security…

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    U.S. Postal System Overhaul, Part 1

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee marked up legislation written to deal with the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. Members focused on the proposed 5-day work week and…

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    Cyber Security Act of 2012

    Witnesses testified on the Cyber Security Act of 2012, bipartisan legislation that would give the Homeland Security Department power to identify vulnerabilities and set regulations…

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    Terrorist Threats to U.S. Military Communities, Daris Long Testimony

    The House and Senate Homeland Security Committees held a joint hearing to look at homegrown terrorism, specifically threats to U.S. military community.
    Daris Long was the father of the late…

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    Border Protection Corruption and Drug Trafficking

    Witnesses testified on corruption at the U.S. borders and drug trafficking. Many of the cases discussed were tied to deliberate efforts by drug trade organizations (DTOs) to corrupt…

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    U.S. Financial System Vulnerabilities, Panel 2

    Current and former HSBC executives testified on charges that the bank gave terrorists, drug cartels and criminals access to the U.S. financial system by failing to guard against money…

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    U.S. Border Security

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the Obama administration’s border security efforts…

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    U.S. Postal Service Overhaul, Part 2

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee marked up legislation written to deal with the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. Members focused on the proposed 5-day work week and…

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    General Services Administration Oversight

    General Services Administration (GSA) officials testified on the agency’s plans to save money and prevent abuse of funds. Earlier in 2012 the western GSA branch staff was found…

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    Obama Administration Global Cyber Security Plan

    Cyber security officials from the Commerce, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security Departments testified on the Obama administration’s global cyber security plan, in which the U.S.…

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    Diplomatic Security, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on diplomatic security, focusing on the transition from military to civilian control of security operations in Iraq. They talked about the preparations already…

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    U.S. Bioterrorism Threats

    Witnesses testified about bioterror threats and government policy and operations in responding to the threats. A recent report by the WMD Terrorism Research Center had given the U.S.…

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