745May 17, 2005
United Nations Oil-for-Food Program
British Member of Parliament George Galloway testified at a hearing on how Saddam Hussein manipulated the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Program to win influence and reward friends in order to ...
297Feb 14, 2006
National Security Whistleblowers
Witnesses testified about retribution against whistleblowers in national security areas. The first panel was made up of present and former military and government officials from the most ...
255Feb 10, 2006
Leadership During Hurricane Katrina
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s 18th hearing as part of the committee’s investigation of the government’s preparation for and response to ...
154Jul 21, 2005
United Nations Headquarters Renovation
Witnesses testified about proposed renovations to the United Nations headquarters in New York, funding requests for the project, and estimated development costs for similar projects in New ...
120Feb 1, 2006
Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
Mayor Nagin and transportation officials testified federal state and local responses to Hurricane Katrina and evacuation efforts following catastrophic flooding in New Orleans. They also ...
87Feb 15, 2006
Hurricane Katrina Response
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Homeland Security Department’s preparation and response to Hurricane Katrina and a report issued the same ...
83Oct 31, 2005
United Nations Reform
The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held its fourth hearing on the United Nations' Oil-for-Food (OFF) Program. The hearing addressed: The findings of the Subcommittee’s October ...
83May 25, 2006
Veterans Data Privacy Breach
Secretary Nicholson and other officials testified about a recent security breach at the Department of Veterans Affairs in which computer records containing personal information of 26.5 million ...
79Feb 13, 2006
Waste, Fraud and Abuse After Hurricane Katrina
Officials testified about mismanagement, cost overruns, and abuses of federal emergency funds for recovery, relief, and reconstruction following the disaster brought on Gulf Coast regions by ...
77Dec 8, 2005
FEMA Operations Professionals on Hurricane Katrina
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) operations professionals testified ...
77Mar 16, 2006
The Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on legislative ...
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 ...
62Jun 29, 2005
U.S. Passport System
Governmental officials testified about vulnerabilities in the U.S. passport system that can be exploited by criminals and terrorists. Topics included identity theft, fraud prevention, ...
60Sep 12, 2006
Secretary Chertoff and others testified about homeland security plans for the next five years. Topics included Homeland Security Department accomplishments in the past five years, finding ...
60Dec 6, 2006
Fraud, Waste, and Abuse After Hurricane Katrina
U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on cases of fraud, waste and abuse in assistance programs for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Witnesses ...
59Jun 8, 2006
Federal Emergency Management Operations
The committee examined the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Topics included potential relocation or reorganization of the agency, the findings of an investigation into responses ...
57Jan 30, 2006
Hurricane Preparedness: Urban Search and Rescue
A hearing, titled “Hurricane Katrina: Urban Search and Rescue in a Catastrophe,” was held to explore the search and rescue operations in New Orleans following Hurricane ...
57Feb 2, 2006
Preparedness for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
A hearing was held on the role of Gulf Coast governors in responding to Hurricane Katrina. Governor Blanco was questioned over state evacuation plans that left sick and elderly patients in ...
56Aug 3, 2006
Department of Defense Audit
Witnesses testified about the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Plan outlined by the Department of Defense in December 2005. They talked about accountability practices used by the ...
56Jan 25, 2006
Lobbying Regulation Reform
Senators and other witnesses testified about ways to strengthen laws governing lobbying. Topics included disclosure, the status of former lawmakers, improper influence, the role of the ...
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