1,525Sep 18, 2013
Benghazi Consulate Attack
Patrick Kennedy testified on State Department internal actions to address its responsibility for the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Accountability Review Board ...
131Jul 16, 2013
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 Ginman ...
16,463Oct 10, 2012
Diplomatic Security in Libya
Security officials testified on their efforts to improve diplomatic safety in Libya before four people were killed in the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
204Jun 28, 2012
Transition of Control in Iraq
Witnesses testified on the progress of the transition in Iraq. The first panel focused on civilian workers in Iraq, and the breakdown of the 14,000 contractors in the region and details on what ...
320Apr 17, 2012
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 ...
2,424Jun 6, 2011
Contracting Support of U.S. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy on the department’s contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among the topics he addressed were the transition of authority to civilian control for Iraq ...
726May 16, 2011
The Kennedy White House and the Press
A panel discussion was held on President Kennedy’s relationship with the press. The event was held in the State Department auditorium where President Kennedy held the first regularly ...
379Mar 17, 2011
Japan Nuclear Plant Crisis
Patrick Kennedy and Bureau of Consular Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Service James Pettit updated reporters on the evacuation of American citizens in response to ...
2,757Mar 10, 2011
Information Sharing and Wikileaks
Intelligence officials testified about information sharing since the WikiLeaks release of thousands of classified documents. Among the issues they addressed were federal efforts to share more ...
507Mar 2, 2011
U.S. Military Withdrawal from Iraq
Witnesses testified about transitioning responsibility for U.S. operations in Iraq from the Defense Department to the State Department as part of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops. Witness ...
517Feb 25, 2011
Suspension of U.S. Embassy Operations in Libya
State Department representatives briefed reporters and answered questions on the department’s announcement that it had suspended operations in and withdrawn employees from the U.S. Embassy in ...
160Dec 15, 2010
Quadrennial Diplomacy Review
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. The review is an analysis of U.S. diplomatic ...
240Jan 26, 2010
Secretary Clinton Employee Town Hall Meeting
Secretary Hillary Clinton held a town hall meeting for employees of the State Department. In her remarks she said development in the 21st century will be guided by partnership rather than ...
615Jan 20, 2010
Anti-Terrorism Tools and Communication
Witnesses testified on inter-agency communication, and effective use of anti-terrorism tools. Among the topics addressed were measures taken following the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight ...
278Sep 14, 2009
Wartime Contracting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Panel 1
Top State Department officials and embassy contractors involved in alleged misconduct in Kabul, Afghanistan, testified at an an oversight hearing on U.S. State Department contractors in ...
43Nov 18, 2008
State Department Daily Briefing
Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy opened the day’s press briefing with a discussion of State Department funding levels. Mr. McCormack then continued the ...
210Aug 7, 2008
10th Anniversary of U.S. Embassy Bombings in Africa
A ceremony was held to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The ceremony included music and an honor guard ...
60Jul 26, 2007
Baghdad Embassy Construction
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on construction delays and problems plaguing the U.S. Embassy construction project in Baghdad, focusing on the performance, ...
65Jan 23, 2007
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on intelligence service reforms. Witnesses testified about a number of issues including intelligence gathering methods and interagency ...
62Feb 15, 2005
Oil-for-Food Program Management
Officials testified about charges of fraud, mismanagement, and abuse in the administration of the U.N. Oil-for-Food program in Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were corruption within the ...
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