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Jul 27, 2017

Combating Homegrown Terrorism

PURPOSE: To examine the U.S. government's policy for countering violent extremism within domestic communities. To discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) grant program. To identify the scope of the ...

Jul 27, 2017

Challenges to Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

PURPOSE: To identify the harms of infringing on the right to free speech on college campuses.  To explore recommendations on how to encourage and protect First Amendment rights, as well as intellectual and ideological diversity, on college campuses.  To understand administrators' concerns about public ...

Jul 26, 2017

Office of National Drug Control Policy: Reauthorization in the 115th Congress

TAKEAWAYS: ONDCP has not submitted a reauthorization proposal to Congress this year.  With opioid related deaths increasing in 2016, ONDCP has not submitted the National Drug Control Strategy to Congress, even though it's supposed to be released February 1st each year.  Much more needs to be ...

Jul 25, 2017

Examining Sue and Settle Agreements: Part II

PURPOSE: The hearing will examine how advocacy groups and federal agencies use consent decrees - court-ordered settlement agreements that are legally binding -  to implement institutional reform across state and ...

Jul 12, 2017

General Services Administration – Acquisition Oversight and Reform

PURPOSE: To hear from the new leadership of the Federal Acquisition System (FAS) and Technology Transformation Service ...