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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    Presidential Transition Conference, Part 2

    Panelists talked about the White House transition and how a new administration picks cabinet secretaries and personnel to staff federal agencies. Participants included officials who have…

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    Federal and Private Sector Cybersecurity

    In the second panel of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology series of discussions on cybersecurity threats, technology experts talked about best practices to improve…

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    Q&A with Thomas Schatz

    Thomas Schatz talked about efforts by Citizens Against Government Waste to bring attention to the issue of government inefficiency and waste. Mr. Schatz is president of the organization.

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    Cybersecurity

    Cyber experts talked about cybersecurity and vulnerabilities, as well as potential solutions to address risks. Lorrie Faith with the Federal Trade Commission, who attended a hacker conference in…

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    National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Federal-State Relationship

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) spoke about the importance of state partnerships with the federal government to address issues such as opioid abuse, student debt, tax policy, and…

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    Cybersecurity Workforce

    Panelists talked about federal efforts to recruit and train workers in highly technical field.

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    Transportation Security Administration Misconduct

    Two House Homeland Security subcommittees presented reports on misconduct by Transportation Security Administration employees. Findings in the report included TSA data showing that…

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    Guantanamo Bay Prison Detainees

    Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor for Guantanamo military commissions, spoke at a National Press Club Newsmaker event. He talked about his lawsuit against the Library of Congress, which…

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