Posts tagged with Secrecy News

FAS Roundup: July 1, 2013

U.S. secrecy system, patenting life and much more. From the Blogs Secrecy System Shows Signs of Contraction: Recently released government data shows that the creation of new national security secrets dropped sharply in 2012. While the proper boundaries of official secrecy remain a matter of intense dispute, the secrecy system itself is showing surprising new signs […]

FAS Roundup: June 24, 2013

Obama’s new nuclear guidance, look at Senate Intelligence Committee, radiological ray gun and much more. From the Blogs New Nuclear Weapons Employment Guidance Puts Obama’s Fingerprint on Nuclear Weapons Policy and Strategy: On June 19, the Obama administration released its long-awaited new guidance on nuclear weapons employment policy. On one hand, the guidance directs pursuit […]

FAS Roundup: June 17, 2013

Nukes in Europe, ricin, whistleblowers and much more. From the Blogs National Security Secrecy and the Right to Know: Steven Aftergood writes that while almost everyone would agree that national security secrecy has a role to play in an open society, such secrecy must be carefully circumscribed if robust public access to government information is […]

FAS Roundup: June 10, 2013

Government gathers phone records, world’s nuclear forces and much more. From the Blogs Government Gathers Phone Records of Verizon Customers: At the request of the FBI, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ordered a Verizon subsidiary to surrender the telephone records of its U.S. business customers to the National Security Agency for at least a three […]

FAS Roundup: June 3, 2013

Nuclear modernizations in China and North Korea, stockpile security of light weapons and much more. From the Blogs Air Force Briefing Shows Nuclear Modernizations But Ignores US and UK Programs: According to U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, China and North Korea are developing nuclear-capable cruise missiles. The new Chinese and North Korean systems appear […]

FAS Roundup: May 28, 2013

New issue of the Public Interest Report, government surveillance of reporters and much more. Spring Issue of the Public Interest Report Now Available Online Spring 2013 Public Interest Report Volume 66, No 2 CONTENTS: Digital Manufacturing and Missile Proliferation PDF Version Digital manufacturing is likely to be one of the key disruptive technologies of the […]

FAS Roundup: May 20, 2013

Subpoena of AP phone records, China’s nuclear arsenal and much more. From the Blogs Subpoena of AP Phone Records Said to Damage Press Freedom: Congressional critics said that the government seizure of Associated Press telephone records in the course of a leak investigation undermined freedom of the press in the U.S., yet the Justice Department […]

FAS Roundup: May 13, 2013

Issue brief on regulating nuclear power in Japan, NASA technical database back online, new executive order on government information and much more. Regulating Japanese Nuclear Power in the Wake of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident The 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was preventable. The Great East Japan earthquake and the tsunami that […]

FAS Roundup: May 6, 2013

Russia’s nuclear arsenal, chemical weapons in Syria and much more. Publications U.S. Kicks Syria Chemical Weapon Can Down The Road: In a new op-ed published on CNN’s Global Public Square Blog, Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats Charles P. Blair writes about the U.S. government’s wait and see approach with the current situation in […]

FAS Roundup: April 22, 2013

Chinese ICBMs, Q&A on North Korea, new CRS reports and much more. Better Understanding North Korea: Q&A with Seven East Asian Experts Researchers from FAS asked seven individuals who are experts in East Asia about the the recent escalation in tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Is North Korea’s recent success with its nuclear test and […]