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    Human Trafficking in the U.S.

    Federal, state, local, and tribal officials testified on their efforts to combat human trafficking within the United States. The State Department reported that nearly 20,000 people were…

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    Navy Yard Shooting and Security

    Government officials and private security firm representatives testified on federal law enforcement’s response to the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard shooting. David Wright was highly critical…

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    Digital Currencies

    Panelists testified on digital currencies, the online decentralized systems that allow people to exchange goods and services without using real money.

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    National Security Workforce

    Witnesses testified on the government process for the designation of some federal job positions as “national security sensitive” and granting security clearances. Government officials said they…

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    National Security Threats

    FBI Director James Comey, National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen, and acting Homeland Security Secretary Rand Beers testified on national security threats. They said that cyber attacks…

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    Homeland Security Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Jeh Johnson to become secretary of the Homeland Security Department. He told committee…

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    Hurricane Sandy Recovery Review

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the response to and recovery from Hurricane Sandy, andthe challenges faced by affected communities following the storm.

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    Navy Yard Shooting

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing examining the Naval Yard Shooting.

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 3

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and colluding…

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and colluding…

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    Postal Service Reform

    Postal Service leaders, government officials, employee advocates, and economic and accounting experts testified on proposed reforms to the U.S. Postal Service, focusing on the service’s…

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    Postal Service Outlook

    U.S. Postal Service officials and interest group representatives testified on a draft bill to improve the agency’s financial outlook. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said he supports the…

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and colluding…

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    Homeland Security Threats

    Former officials testified about challenges to homeland security and department operations in the ten years since the Department of Homeland Security was created. Among the topics they…

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    POW/MIA Accounting

    Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s (DOD) management of missing military personnel accounting. According to the DOD, there were an estimated 83,000 “prisoners of war” or “missing in…

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    Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas for deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Ranking Member…

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    Preparedness and Response to Boston Marathon Bombings

    Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), Homeland Security, and local officials testified on the steps they took in preparation for the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon and their response to…

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    Office of Personnel Management Nomination Hearing

    Katherine Archuleta testified at her nomination hearing to lead the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM is the agency responsible for conducting security background checks, managing federal…

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    Wartime Contracting

    Officials from the Defense and State Departments and U.S.A.I.D. testified on wartime contracting reforms they put into place under the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. Richard…

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    Census Bureau Director Nomination Hearing

    The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of John Thompson to be director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

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