Posts tagged with Secrecy News

FAS Roundup: June 18, 2012

Potential drone sites, leaks of classified information, new CRS reports and much more. From the Blogs Not All Leaks of Classified Information Violate the Law: A resolution introduced by Sen. John McCain and twenty Republican colleagues calling for appointment of a special counsel to investigate recent leaks stated flatly that “the unauthorized disclosure of classified […]

FAS Roundup: June 11, 2012

From the Blogs Bill to Strengthen Whistleblower Protections Advances: Last week the House Oversight Committee reported out the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, a bill that is intended to increase protections for government employees and contractors who “blow the whistle” and disclose illegal or improper government activity.  Steven Aftergood writes that among other things, the bill […]

FAS Roundup: June 4, 2012

Congress will allow Energy Department to reclassify nuke info, new biosecurity podcast and much more. From the Blogs Congress Will Allow Energy Department to Reclassify Nuke Info: Steven Aftergood writes that Congress is poised to amend the Atomic Energy Act to allow certain nuclear weapons-related information that is classified as Formerly Restricted Data (FRD) to […]

FAS Roundup: May 29, 2012

Investigation into leak of Israel-Iran information, NATO’s nuclear Groundhog Day, new CRS reports and much more.   From the Blogs Restrictions on WikiLeaks Documents Challenged in Court: Steven Aftergood writes that the publication of leaked classified documents by WikiLeaks continues to confound government officials and to generate some unusual legal tangles. Last month, attorneys for […]

FAS Roundup: May 21, 2012

NATO Security Summit in Chicago, NSA declassification blunder, weapons in space and much more.   NATO Security Summit The 2012 NATO Security Summit is underway in Chicago, with heads of state and governments of NATO member states convening to discuss regional and global security challenges. Key items on the summit agenda include a transition plan […]

FAS Roundup: May 14, 2012

Cost of B61 bomb escalating, radioactive smuggling, cyber threats and much more. From the Blogs USAF Drones May Conduct  “Incidental” Domestic Surveillance: U.S. Air Force policy permits the incidental collection of domestic imagery by unmanned aerial systems (drones), but ordinarily would not allow targeted surveillance of a U.S. person.  The Air Force policy was restated […]

FAS Roundup: May 7, 2012

New report on non-strategic nuclear weapons, missing classified document, U.S. nuclear forces and much more. New Report on Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons: A new FAS Special Report written by Hans M. Kristensen comes three weeks before 28 NATO member countries convene in Chicago on May 20-21 to approve the conclusions of a year-long […]

FAS Roundup: April 30, 2012

Investigation into leak prosecutions, nuclear forensics, new CRS reports and much more.   From the Blogs Senate Review of CIA Interrogation Program “Nearing Completion”: The Senate Intelligence Committee has been reviewing the post-9/11 detention and interrogation practices of the Central Intelligence Agency for four years and is still not finished.  But the end appears to […]

Role of Scientists and Engineers in National and International Security

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Today, I am speaking at a colloquium hosted by the University of Texas at Austin Physics Department regarding the role of scientists and engineers in the security field.  Additionally, I will address current and future challenges for scientists and engineers to improve international security. You can view my presentation slides here […]

FAS Roundup: April 23, 2012

New op-ed on diplomacy with North Korea, GAO intelligence review, new CRS reports and much more. From the Blogs GAO Completes an “Intelligence Related” Review: Following years of controversy, the Government Accountability Office this week released an unclassified version of its long-awaited report on FBI Counterterrorism. The report itself comes as an anti-climax, but it […]