Prosecution of accused CIA leaker, new CRS reports, life-sciences research and much more. From the Blogs Navy Submarine Procurement and More from CRS: Secrecy News has obtained recently released CRS reports on topics such as the effects of Fukushima on U.S. marine environment, policy issues related to China’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, U.S. […]
FAS Roundup: February 27, 2012 Status of China’s nuclear forces, strides in DoD classification reform, photos and video from FAS Awards Ceremony and much more. From the Blogs Pentagon Defends Record on Secrecy Reform: The Department of Defense has done a better job of complying with changes in national security classification policy than it […]
FAS Roundup: February 20, 2012 Pentagon discloses military intelligence budget request, potential cuts in U.S. nuclear forces by Obama administration, question of reporter privilege and much more. From the Blogs Pentagon Basic Research Said to Need “More Transparency”: The Department of Defense basic research program has many strengths as well as some serious weaknesses, according to a […]
FAS Roundup: February 13, 2012 New report on future of nuclear power, DoD inspector takes on classification oversight, freedom of the press and much more. Events On February 8, 2012, FAS honored Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science, at a dinner event […]
FAS Roundup: February 6, 2012 Congress calls for accelerated use of drones, update on radioactive tissue boxes, federal agencies likely to miss 2013 declassification deadline and much more. From the Blogs Raven Rock and Continuity of Government: A newly revised U.S. Air Force directive on continuity of operations under emergency circumstances refers matter-of-factly to Raven […]
One of the benefits of FAS membership is receiving weekly updates regarding the latest news and information on science and technology issues affecting our world. I am excited to share with you a new e-newsletter that will be sent to members every week, highlighting events, publications, reports and news from FAS and our experts about […]
FAS is committed to communicating in a clear, credible, and non-fear-mongering way about security threats. In this recent, brief YouTube video, FAS Board member Devabhaktuni “Sri” Srikrishna talks about the nuclear weapons-usable material highly enriched uranium (HEU). He explains why it is a security concern and what can and should be done to reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism involving […]
America’s institutions for providing science advice are in “crisis.” This report (PDF) discusses steps that Congress, the executive branch, outside scientific groups and individuals can take to help solve the problem. Read the report Flying Blind: The Rise, Fall and Possible Resurrection of Science Policy Advice in the United States (PDF).
This report (PDF) analyzes eight threats to U.S. space assets and examines alternatives to weaponization and future policy recommendations. Read the report Ensuring America’s Space Security (PDF).