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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United Kingdom

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2015-0016/LLN-2015-0016.pdf

Focuses on recent political developments relating to human rights alongside the concerns of crime prevention and national security in Great Britain.  House of Lords Library Note

 

Cybersecurity and Information Sharing: Comparison of Legislative Proposals in the 114th Congress

Categories: Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44069.pdf

Reviews the similarities and differences of five bills on the topic introduced in the 114th Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

National Preparedness Report 2015

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1432751954859-fcaf2acc365b5a7213a38bbeb5cd1d61/2015_NPR_508c_20150527_Final.pdf

Annual report summarizing progress in building and delivering the 31 core capabilities for preparedness against natural and human disasters at all levels of government.  From the Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

USA Freedom Act

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2048

Compromise legislation which, among other things, modifies the collection of U.S. phone records by the government.  Includes bill summary, text, sponsors, and legislative actions.  From Congress.gov

 

American Civil Liberties Union et al v. Clapper et al

http://cases.justia.com/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/14-42/14-42-2015-05-07.pdf?ts=1431009005

Decision of three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals that the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, which gathered millions of civilian phone records, violates the PATRIOT Act and is unconstitutional.  From Justia

 

European Fighters in Syria and Iraq: Assessments, Responses, and Issues for the United States

Categories: Arab,European Union,Homeland Security,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44003.pdf

Discusses the concerns about U.S. and European citizens who join terrorist fighting groups in the Middle East, the magnitude of the problem, and what European governments, in cooperation with the U.S., are doing to enhance national security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2015/0415_cyber-strategy/Final_2015_DoD_CYBER_STRATEGY_for_web.pdf

Guides the development of the Defense Department’s cyber forces and strengthens the cyber defense and deterrence capabilities.  Focuses on three missions: defending DOD systems, defending the U.S. homeland and supporting operational plans.  From the Department of Defense

 

Quadrennial Energy Review: Energy Transmission, Storage, and Distribution Infrastructure

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Homeland Security,Transportation

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/04/f22/QER-ALL%20FINAL_0.pdf

The first-ever such review, resulting from a presidential memorandum of January 2014, focuses on energy infrastructure  and identifies the threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security.  From the Department of Energy

 

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