ExecutiveGov published a number of important news stories and biographies in the past week concerning the U.S. federal government.
Rep. Buck McKeon became the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee in 2009 and chairman in 2011.
The committees role is to oversee the Defense Department, the U.S. armed forces and parts of the Energy Department.
The ten term Congressman is also a senior member of the House Education and Labor Committee and is a founder of the Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus.
The caucus aims to educate citizens and lawmakers on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and work with civil aviation stakeholders on UAV safety.
He is also the founder of the Republican New Media Caucus, a group where members discuss and share ideas on technology policy and encourage each other to use new communications technologies in reaching out to constituents.
He was elected to Congress from California in 1992.
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