Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Dark Web

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Govt Secrecy,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44101.pdf

Discusses the darker corners of the deep or unindexed web, what it is used for, how it is accessed, and how law enforcement, the military, and intelligence officials are using it.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/Publications/2015_National_Military_Strategy.pdf

Describes how the U.S. will employ our military forces to protect and advance our national interests in face of significant global disorder with challenges coming from traditional state actors and transregional networks of sub-state groups.  From the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

Growing the Military Mission in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Executive Summary and Public Report

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Virginia Issues

https://vada.virginia.gov/media/3955/150420-final-vda-exec-summary_public-report.pdf

Outlines ways that Virginia can help strengthen the military’s national security role while aiding economic activity in the state and avoiding base closures in the near future.   Among the 20 recommendations: creation of a Center of Excellence at William and Mary devoted to a “Whole of Government” approach to national security challenges.  From the Governor’s Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities.

 

Department of Defense Base Structure Report: Fiscal Year 2014 Baseline

Categories: Defense/Military

http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/bsr/Base%20Structure%20Report%20FY14.pdf

A description of real property data owned or managed by the Department of Defense arranged alphabetically by state.  From the Department of Defense

 

Department of Defense Law of War Manual

Categories: Defense/Military

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/Law-of-War-Manual-June-2015.pdf

Described as the first-ever DOD-wide Law of War Manual.  Covers the international law principles governing armed conflict.  From the Defense Department

 

Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Terrorism

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/June_1225_Report_Final.pdf

Inaugural report in a new series of military reports on the situation in Afghanistan.  Reports on the noncombat mission to train, advise, and assist Afghan forces in the defense of their country.  From the Defense Department

 

Chinese Land Reclamation in the South China Sea: Implications and Policy Options

Categories: Asia,China,Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44072.pdf

Assesses legal, military, and diplomatic implications of Chinese land reclamation actions on several reefs in the Spratly Island chain in the South China sea.  Also considers U.S. strategy and policy options in response.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Defense Spending and the Budget Control Act Limits

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44039.pdf

Discusses the effects on defense spending of the Budget Control Act limits for the years FY 2012 until FY2021 and the rising average troop cost figures.  If Congressional spending for defense exceeds the BCA caps, the President is required to levy across-the-board cuts to each type of defense spending.  Also discusses different options for savings. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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