New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Veterans and Homelessness, November 29, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): U.S. and International Response to Philippines Disaster, November 25, 2013 Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance, November 22, 2013 Legislative Actions to Repeal, Defund, or Delay […]
Although there continues to be a great deal of comment-worthy material about Fukushima (including the latest idiotic suggestion that a collapse of the spent fuel storage in Unit 4 might call for the evacuation of California) I’d like to take a bit of a break from the apparent never-ending story. Partly I’d like to cover […]
The President would have to prepare a written plan for responding to the possibility of an unauthorized disclosure of any CIA covert action program, according to a provision adopted last month by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The requirement was introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and was adopted by voice vote in […]
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The U.S. intelligence community should continue to provide intelligence support to national leaders even in the event of a catastrophic emergency, according to a new Intelligence Community Directive. “IC elements shall develop and maintain COOP [continuity of operations] capabilities to ensure the uninterrupted flow of national intelligence and, through the support of COG [continuity of […]
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The latest report from the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community provides an updated (and largely redacted) snapshot of the IG’s investigative agenda. During the nine-month period from July 2012 to March 2013, the IC IG internal hotline received 70 contacts or complaints from intelligence agency personnel, as well as 77 contacts from the general […]
Declassification priorities, control of civilian nuclear fuel cycles, Holiday membership drive and more. 50% off FAS Membership Today is the last day to take advantage of our holiday membership drive. FAS membership is 50% off for all new members; this promotion will end at midnight. Hurry and take advantage of this offer before it expires- […]
Recent unauthorized disclosures of classified information might have been prevented if U.S. intelligence agencies “continuously evaluated the backgrounds of employees and contractors,” according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). In its new report on the FY 2014 intelligence authorization bill, the Committee would require intelligence agencies to “continuously determine whether their employees […]
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Agreement with Iran, Fall issue of the Public Interest Report, reducing SSBN force and more. FAS Holiday Membership Drive FAS will kick off a holiday membership drive on Friday, November 29 and we need your help! The four day drive will end on Cyber Monday, December 1 at midnight. FAS membership will be 50% off for all […]
As hoped, the P5+1 and Iran settled on a “first step” agreement to resolve concerns about Iran’s potential to develop nuclear weapons and its interest in doing so. We cannot predict how far this process will go or what the next step to establish a comprehensive, enduring agreement that puts the nuclear issue squarely in the […]
The Public Interest Declassification Board, which advises the President on classification and declassification policy, is proposing to recommend that certain historically significant topics and events be prioritized for expedited declassification. The Board has invited public input into the formulation of its recommendations for prioritization, which currently fall into five broad categories: Topics 25 Years Old […]