Posts tagged with radiation

February 11, 2013

Letter to Congress on B61 Bomb, DoD Special Access Programs and much more. From the Blogs Spotlight on DoD Special Access Programs: The procedures for establishing, managing and overseeing special access programs (SAPs) in the Department of Defense are spelled out in an updated DoD Instruction that was issued on February 6. A special access […]

FAS Roundup: January 14, 2013

 New debate on cyber security, sailors sue TEPCO and much more. Up for Debate: U.S. Cyber Policy The United States has incorporated cyber security into its foreign policy, using the Stuxnet worm to destroy nearly 1,000 Iranian centrifuges in June 2012. Countries such as Iran are also using  cyber technologies to cause disruptions such as […]

FAS Roundup: December 24, 2012

New JASON report, Congress allows reclassification of restricted data and much more. From the Blogs JASON on “Compressive Sensing” for DoD Sensors: The latest report from the elite JASON science advisory panel is devoted to the subject of “compressive sensing.”  This term generally refers to the use of sensors for imaging (or other sensing) of […]

FAS Roundup: December 3, 2012

B-61 12 bomb contract signed, new CRS reports, and much more. From the Blogs Classification Decisions are Reviewable by Courts, Gov’t Admits: Executive branch decisions to classify national security information are subject to judicial review in Freedom of Information Act cases, government attorneys acknowledged in a brief filed on November 27. That potentially explosive question […]

FAS Roundup: November 5, 2012

Intelligence spending drops, extreme weather and much more. From the Blogs Court Orders FBI to Release Withheld Information: A few years ago, the FBI invoked national security to justify withholding certain information from a Freedom of Information Act requester named Deirdre McKiernan Hetzler. But as rarely happens, a court last month critically assessed the FBI […]

FAS Roundup: October 29, 2012

Syria’s chemical weapons, plea in Kiriakou case, Cuban Missile Crisis order of battle and much more.   Up for Debate: Syria’s Chemical Weapons A 2011 unclassified report to Congress said Syria’s chemical weapons “can be delivered by aerial bombs, ballistic missiles, and artillery rockets.” The U.S. has monitored closely these stockpiles as the Syrian civil […]

FAS Roundup: October 22, 2012

50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, radioactive waste cleanup and much more. 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis October marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a time when the United States and the Soviet Union almost went to nuclear war. In 2012, with threats from North Korea, Iran, and terrorist […]

FAS Roundup: October 15, 2012

NATO and nuclear transparency, Obama directive on intelligence whistleblowers and much more. From the Blogs Obama Issues Directive on Intelligence Community Whistleblowers: On October 10, President Obama issued Presidential Policy Directive 19 on “Protecting Whistleblowers with Access to Classified Information.” The directive generally prohibits official reprisals against an intelligence community employee who makes a “protected […]