National Security Bureaucracy for Arms Control, Counterproliferation, and Nonproliferation: The Role of the Department of State-Parts I and II, Hearings before the Oversight of Government Management, The Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, May 15 and June 6, 2008 [open pdf - 6MB]
From the opening statement of Daniel K. Akaka: "As you know, this is the second in a series of hearings that the Subcommittee is holding to explore the effectiveness and efficiency of government management in various aspects of national security. The first hearing considered proposed reforms to the U.S. export control system. Today's hearing focuses on the management of the arms control, counterproliferation, and nonproliferation bureaucracy at the Department of State, commonly known as the 'T Bureau'. Just as our last hearing disclosed serious problems in our export control licensing system, this hearing will examine disturbing management issues in the T Bureau. These issues include a hostile political environment, a poorly conducted reorganization in 2005, and a resultant loss of well-qualified Federal Civil Service employees. Senator Voinovich and I recently requested the Government Accountability Office examine in depth these disturbing developments. Arms control, counterproliferation, and nonproliferation are critical functions to our national security. If this bureaucracy is not doing its job, our security is jeopardized and the leadership of this bureau and the Department of State should be held accountable." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel K. Akaka, Thomas Graham, Norman A. Wulf, Andrew K. Semmel, Patricia A. McNerney, and Linda Taglialatela.
S. Hrg. 110-679; Senate Hearing 110-679
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