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  • emRaven Rockem
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    Raven Rock

    Garrett Graff talked about his book Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die, in which he looks at the U.S. government’s doomsday…

  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “What limits would you put on the federal government?”

  • In Depth with Annie Jacobsen
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    In Depth with Annie Jacobsen

    Annie Jacobsen talked about her life and career and responded to viewer comments and questions. Ms. Jacobsen is the author of Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base, Operation…

  • Washington Journal John Wonderlich Discusses Sunshine Week
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    John Wonderlich on Sunshine Week

    John Wonderlich previewed Sunshine Week, which is dedicated to government transparency and accountability

  • Discussion Focuses on Government Statistics
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    Government Statistics

    Panelists talked about the beneficial value of government collected data. Rebecca Blank, former Acting Commerce Secretary in the Obama dministration and Martin Feldstein, former chair of…

  • Washington Journal Joshua New Discusses Open Data and Government Transparency
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    Joshua New Open Data and Government Transparency

    Joshua New talked about his recent piece in “The Hill” on about open data and government transparency, titled, “Why Is Federal Government Data Disappearing?”

  • 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference Government Operations Panel
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    2017 Conservative Political Action Conference, Government Operations Panel

    Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) was among the panelists at a discussion on government operations. They talked about what they viewed as inefficiencies and “government waste,” and offered…

  • Governor Pete Ricketts at 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference
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    Governor Pete Ricketts at 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference

    Governor Pete Ricketts (R-NE) spoke at the American Conservative Union annual Conservative Political Action Conference. This event was part of the American Conservative Union’s annual…

  • Hearing Focuses on Whistleblower Protections
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    Whistleblower Protections

    Justice Department and Office of Special Counsel officials as well as legal experts testified at a hearing on whistleblower protections. Witnesses discussed the benefits and shortcomings of…

  • Hearing Focuses on the Federal Workforce
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    Federal Workforce

    Federal managers that included the national presidents of the American Federation of Government Employees and the Federal Managers Associations testified at a hearing on ideas for improving the…

  • Federal Officials Testify on Security Clearances and Cybersecurity
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    Security Clearances and Cybersecurity

    Officials from the Office of Personnel Management, the National Background Investigations Bureau, and the Defense Department testified at a hearing on information technology security and…

  • Hearing Focuses on Federal Agencies Inspectors General
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    Inspector General Oversight

    Inspectors general (IGs) from various federal agencies testified at a hearing on challenges facings their positions, including existing staff vacancies. Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) asked the…

  • Washington Journal J David Cox Discusses the Federal Hiring Freeze
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    J. David Cox on Federal Hiring Freeze

    J. David Cox, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, talked about President Trump’s executive order to freeze federal hiring.

  • President Trump Calls TPP Withdrawal A Great Thing
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    Executive Orders Signings

    President Trump signed three executive orders, one withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, another imposing a federal worker hiring freeze, and a third limiting federal…

  • QA with Benjamin Ginsberg
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    Q&A with Benjamin Ginsberg

    Professor Benjamin Ginsberg talked about What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People. For this…

  • Washington Journal Nicole Ogrysko Discusses Federal Agencies and the Presidential Transition
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    Federal Agencies and the Presidential Transition

    Nicole Ogrysko was interviewed by phone about what happens at the various federal agencies during the transition of power between one administration and the next, including who runs…

  • US Constitution
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    U.S. Constitution

    Judge Mikva spoke about the role of the federal government within the U.S. Constitution and described attempts to reduce and reform the federal government. After his prepared remarks, he…

  • Vice President Biden Speaks About 2016 Presidential Election
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    Vice President Joe Biden on Elections and Democracy

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke about the importance of governing and listening to all constituents concerns. This was the keynote address of the day-long inaugural Sidley Austin Forum on “A New…

  • Future of Government Health Care
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    Future of Government Health Care

    Former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) administrators talked about the challenges of implementation of health care policy such as the Affordable Care Act and the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP…

  • Public and Private Sector Officials Discuss Cybersecurity and Innovation
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    TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, Digital Government Cybersecurity

    Federal government technology officers talked about their role in the start and future of digital government. Topics included lessons learned from government data breaches, what they hope to finish in the upcoming few months,…

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