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High-Risk Series: An Update

Categories: Govt Finance

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07310.pdf

Identifies federal government programs that are considered vulnerable to fraud, waste, and mismanagement. Covers 25 programs originally identified as high risk in 2005 and three programs newly added to the list. From the Government Accountability Office

GAO Drops Two Areas and Adds Three to 2007 High Risk List

Categories: Govt Finance

http://www.gao.gov/press/highriskadvisory013107.pdf

Press release for the 8th update of an assessment of federal programs and operations. Removed from the high risk list were postal transformation and mortgage assistance/rental assistance programs. Added were programs relating to food safety, transportation financing, and protection of critical technologies. From the Government Accountability Office

State Government Finances: 2005

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://ftp2.census.gov/govs/state/05statess.xls

A spreadsheet showing revenues (taxes and government aid) and expenditures (by function such as education, public welfare, and law enforcement) for the states and the U.S. From the Census Bureau.

International Terrorism: Threat, Policy and Response

Categories: Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/RL33600.pdf

Examines international terrorist actions, threats, U.S. policy and responses. Also examines the range of tools to combat terrorism from diplomacy to military force. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Development and Diplomacy

Categories: Korea,Nuclear Arms

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL33590.pdf

Reviews recent North Korean nuclear weapons testing and the diplomatic efforts to curtail the Korean nuclear development program. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Defense Contracting in Iraq: Issues and Options for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Iraq

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33834.pdf

Defense Department spending for goods and services increased by 88% since 2000. This increase has been mostly for services and has been accompanied by a substantial shift from competitive to sole source contracts. This report looks at contract costs, management, transparency, the use of no-bid, sole source contracts, and the acquisition workforce for troop support services contracts in Iraq. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Cou

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Privacy,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RL33833.pdf

The National Security Agency’s Terrorist Surveillance Program, which included warrantless wiretapping of Americans’ phones, focused attention on the role of the FISA Court and the FISA Court of Review. This report examines the creation, membership, structure, and jurisdiction of these special courts. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Congressional Restrictions on U.S. Military Operations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Somalia and Kosov

Categories: Congress,Defense/Military,History,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Somalia,Vietnam

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33803.pdf

Reviews 21 past congressional attempts to curtail presidential efforts to extend or enlarge military operations. Tables and an appendix that summarize and cite bill language intended to end or restrict military operations in Indochina between 1970 and 1973, in Somalia in 1993, and in Kosovo in 1999. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

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