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    Justice Department Oversight

    Witnesses testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Justice’s recent denial of access to documents wanted by the Inspector General’s office.

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    Contractors in Federal Workforce

    Paul Light talked about contractors in the federal workforce, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He detailed regulations and procedures involving the hiring of…

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    Sequestration and Federal Contractors

    Paul Light talked about the size and scope of federal contractors as well as the impact sequestration could have on contractors and federal services. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Federal Bureaucracy and Reform

    Paul Light talked about his Wall Street Journal piece on the need for federal bureaucracy reform following recent Government Services Administration (GSA) and Secret Services scandals. He also…

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    Bureaucratic Accountability

    Paul Light talked about his new report, “Creating High Performance Government,” which looks at accountability, efficiency, and productivity in government, as well as potential reforms to…

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    Size of the Federal Government

    Paul Light talked about President Obama’s effort announced in his State of the Union address to reduce the size of the federal government. Mr. Light also responded to telephone calls and…

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    Size of the Federal Government

    Paul Light talked about reducing the size of the federal government to save money. He wrote a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece that outlines several specific ways the federal…

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    Paul Light on Obama Administration Programs

    Paul Light spoke about Obama administration policy initiatives, including health care, streamlining government and the federal bureaucracy, and the economic stimulus. He also addressed…

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    Presidential Transition

    Paul Light talked about the status of the Bush-Obama transition, past transitions, the needs of the federal work force, accountability issues in federal agencies, and the composition of the Obama…

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    Picking a Vice President

    Paul Light talked about what criteria and factors have gone into choosing vice-presidential candidates in the past, and address the politics of choosing a vice president in the current…

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    Congress and Defense Planning

    The panelists discussed topics about which they have written, including rethinking defense planning, the base realignment and closure process, and the politics of defense planning. They…

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    NASA Oversight Investigation

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences and the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight held a joint…

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    Global Climate Change

    Senator John Kerry and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about environmental policy and the threat of global climate change. Among the topics they debated were various…

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    Congress and Long-Term Issues

    First, former Senator Daschle talked about health care legislation, with former Rep. Frenzel (R-MN) responding. They answered audience members' questions. Then three experts presented…

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    Presidential Appointment Process

    Participants talked about the appointment and nomination process, including the burdens on those seeking office, the process of background investigations, and the numbers of appointments to…

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    Presidential Appointments Process

    Participants talked about the presidential appointments, how the process is viewed by corporate leaders and other potential nominees, and the problems of finding willing nominees. Following…

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    Vice Presidential Selection Process

    Participants talked about the process by which parties select vice presidential candidates. They examined the process from personal and historical perspectives and evaluated its usefulness…

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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified about recommendations made in the final report of the September 11 Commission. Among the topics they addressed were intelligence gathering and sharing, a proposal for a new…

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    Future of Competitive Sourcing

    Mr. Walker and Professor Light debated both sides of competitive sourcing, or, using outside sources to compete with some federal organizations to lower costs of purchasing or employment.…

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    National Public Service Report

    Participants talked about their report which provided a series of recommendations for reorganizing the federal government. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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