535Oct 11, 2013
Government Shutdown and Economic Security
Witnesses testified on the impact of the federal shutdown on businesses and government functions. Among the topics discussed were transportation and consumer safety, scientific research, and, ...
475Mar 28, 2013
Drone Technology and Usage
Panelists talked about unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone technology and its usage. Moderator and former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Marion Blakey said that domestic ...
1,329Feb 21, 2013
Sequestration and the Federal Workforce
Democratic representatives held a hearing about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on federal employees and their families and on the work that they do. Marion Blakey, a former head of the ...
711Feb 11, 2013
Sequestration Spending Cuts
Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration automatic spending cuts. They warned of the negative effects of these cuts to defense, education, ...
218Dec 12, 2012
NASA Budget and Mission
Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic direction and ...
353Sep 27, 2012
Marion Blakey on Defense Contractors and Sequestration
Marion Blakey discussed how defense contractors plan to operate under budget cuts set to take place on Jan. 2, 2013. If cuts imposed under the Budget Control Act of 2011 go into effect, defense ...
555Jul 23, 2012
Defense Industry and Sequestration Cuts
Marion Blakey talked about Defense Department budget cuts scheduled for January 2013, and their impact on defense industry companies. These budget cuts, also known as sequestration, were ...
313Apr 27, 2011
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a conference on the aviation industry, featuring the head of the Federal Aviation Administration and Senior Executives from Southwest, U.S. Airways, and other ...
400Apr 26, 2011
State of U.S. Airline Industry
Former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Marion Blakey talked about recent FAA issues in the news. Topics included air traffic control tower incidents and staffing, ...
122Aug 12, 2010
Defense Budget Cuts
Marion Blakey talked about defense industry reaction to Secretary Gates' announcement of cuts to the defense budget. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.