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There has been new oversight legislation proposed for Arlington National Cemetery(ANC). Since reports of record keeping and grave miss marking surfaced at Arlington National Cemetery.
Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Claire McCaskell of Missouri are supporting the Arlington National Cemetery Oversight Act.
U.S. Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass., along with a bipartisan group of senators, has introduced legislation aimed at preventing the miss-marking of graves at Arlington National Cemetery in the wake of a series of revelations regarding the mishandling of remains of U.S. soldiers.
Mr. Brown said the Arlington National Cemetery Oversight Act would give Congress direct enforcement power over operation of the cemetery and impose new management requirements to prevent future cases of what he called “egregious mismanagement” at the cemetery.
Recent hearings into problems at the cemetery revealed as many as 6,600 graves may have been miss-marked at the cemetery.
Alaska Senator Ted Stevens Burial- took place at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, it was a private affair but video is available.
The long serving Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was killed in August in a plane crash.
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Should the US Army continue to run Arlington National Cemetery? This is probably the most pressing question facing our country at this time. But it is one that is being asked.
Veterans groups and members of Congress are questioning whether management of Arlington National Cemetery should be transferred from the Army to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Once the records at Arlington National Cemetery Are computerized and the investigation of administrators and contractors is completed the United States Army deserves a second chance.
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The secretary of the army has ordered major changes at Arlington National Cemetery. This was the result of mishandled grave sites and expensive government contracts that were not supervised and completed.
The secretary of the Army has ordered widespread changes to the way Arlington National Cemetery operates after a report found a “general breakdown in sound business practices” that included poor financial oversight, violation of contracting regulations and a lack of competition for lucrative contracts.
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A Democratic senator is claiming there may been as many as 6,600 grave errors at Arlington National Cemetery. This a sad story for the United States of America.
As government investigation of the ANC cemetery continues there is less tolerance for excuses.
Under hostile questioning from senators, two former top officials of Arlington National Cemetery acknowledged Thursday that they had been aware of problems for years with unmarked and mismarked graves and mishandled remains.
Former superintendent John C. Metzler said he accepted “responsibility for all my actions and for all of my team’s actions.”
Metzler and former assistant superintendent Thurman Higginbotham, who answered some questions but took the Fifth Amendment on most, had been subpoenaed to appear at the hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Operations subcommittee.
The United States Army is correcting Problems at Arlington National Cemetery, The Secretary of the Army is before the House Armed Services Committee today talking about the steps he is taking to correct problems with 211+ Graves, a lack of computerized records and old headstones found in a stream near the cemetery.
Auditors are being called in to assess problems. There will be a massive effort to computerize records, something that should have been done years ago. ANC’s problems may be an easy government fix compared to the other problems that are facing the Nation. Still, to redoing the entire Arlington National Cemetery Systems may take years.
Fixing incorrectly marked and improperly located graves and designing a new and effective management structure has been the priority at Arlington National Cemetery since the Army announced earlier this month it had been neglected for years.
On Wednesday, Secretary of the Army John McHugh is expected to tell a House panel that the new management team he installed is in the midst of correcting some of the high-profile problems, while Army auditors prepare for a massive undertaking in rehabilitating how the cemetery catalogues and keeps track of graves and burials. The overhaul is expected to take years, according to Army officials not authorized to speak publicly ahead of McHugh.
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