Posts by Katie Colten

FAS Roundup: February 24, 2014

Army manual on cyberspace ops, GAO finds data on intelligence contractors unreliable and more. From the Blogs Army Issues Guidance on Cyberspace Operations: For the first time the U.S. Army has produced official doctrine on military activities in cyberspace, including offensive, defensive and network operations. The February 2014 introduces the fundamentals of cyber operations, or “cyber […]

FAS Roundup: February 17, 2014

Stephen Kim pleads guilty, new CRS reports and more. From the Blogs Stephen Kim Pleads Guilty to Leak Charge: Former State Department contractor Stephen Kim pleaded guilty on February 7 to one count of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information to a Fox News reporter. Following a sentencing hearing in April, he is expected to serve […]

FAS Roundup: February 10, 2014

New FISA Court members, nuclear winter, Fermi Awards and more. From the Blogs McCain Proposes New Select Committee on NSA Leaks: Last week, Senator John McCain introduced a resolution to establish a new Senate Select Committee to investigate the unauthorized disclosures of classified information on NSA collection programs and implications for U.S. policy. The McCain resolution is […]

Saving Money and Saving the World

As the United States struggles to deal with budget problems, as the U.S. Air Force deals with boredom, poor morale, drug use, and cheating on certification exams by their personnel entrusted with control of nuclear missiles, we have a solution that will save money as well as make the world a much safer place – […]

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FAS Roundup: February 3, 2014

Threats to the Olympics, implementation of nuclear reductions and much more. Negotiated Cuts: A New Nuclear Weapons Treaty is Not the Only Option In his 2013 address announcing his new nuclear agenda, President Obama stated that his administration would seek further negotiated cuts with Russia by cutting the 1,550 deployed strategic warheads allowed by New […]

A Credible Radioactive Threat to the Sochi Olympics?

With the Sochi Olympics set to start on February 6th there has been an escalating concern about security threats to the Games. There are hunts for female suicide bombers (“black widows”), video threats from militant groups, etc., all of which have triggered a massive Russian security response, including statements by President Putin insuring the safety […]

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FAS Roundup: January 27, 2014

General confirms enhanced targeting with B61-12 bomb, Defense Science Board urges more global monitoring and more. From the Blogs Defense Science Board Urges Expanded Global Monitoring: A new report by the Defense Science Board urges the U.S. government to expand and accelerate global monitoring for the purposes of detecting nuclear proliferation. The report also emphasized the […]

FAS Roundup: January 20, 2014

Declassification deadline passes, Benghazi report urges better open source analysis and more. From the Blogs White House Releases  Presidential Policy Directives: Last week, the White House issued two Presidential Policy Directives in the wake of a scolding by DC District Judge Huvelle for withholding an unclassified directive in December 2013. Presidential Policy Directive 27 is about […]