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    Senate Report on Benghazi U.S. Consulate Attack

    Senate Homeland Security Committee Chair and Ranking Member Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) spoke to reporters about the committee’s report on the September 11, 2012, U.S.…

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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 to have…

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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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    Homeland Security Operations

    Witnesses testified about the performance and operations of the Department of Homeland Security in its first years, as well as the future role of the department. among the topics they…

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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. Financial System Vulnerabilities, Panel 1

    Undersecretary Cohen and Leigh Winchell testified on the role of the federal government in stopping money laundering.

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    U.S. Financial System Vulnerabilities, Panel 3

    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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    Postal Service Nomination

    Stephen Crawford testified about his nomination to be a member of the Board of Governors for the U.S. Postal Service.

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    Employment of Veterans

    Witnesses testified on the employment of veterans by government contractors. Among the issues they covered were the lack of accurate accounting of the number of veterans employed by…

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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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    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 they…

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    Biotechnology Research and Bioterrorism Risks

    Witnesses testified on the use of dual-use research, which can be used for scientific and medical purposes but can also be quite dangerous if mishandled or used for the purposes of…

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    Wartime Contracting Reform

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to overhaul the federal government’s planning, management, and oversight of wartime-support contracting. A recent report found as much as $60…

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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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    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 the…

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    Arlington National Cemetery Management

    Witnesses testified on improvements made to procedures at Arlington National Cemetery following the a Veterans Affairs Department study that found that over 120 graves at military…

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    Taxes on Mutual Fund Trading

    Witnesses testified on rulings by the Internal Revenue Service allowing mutual funds to make investments in commodities through foreign subsidiaries.

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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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    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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    Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified about fraud and abuse of the prescription drug system in the Medicare Part D program. They focused on the taxpayer costs of such abuse and how it affected the public…

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