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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting: Gun Checks and Terrorist Watchlists

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/IN10509.pdf

Offers factual information about versions of the federal watchlist, including the Known and Appropriately Suspected Terrorist File (KST) and the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).  Also covers post-shooting legislative proposals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Islamic State’s Acolytes and the Challenges They Pose to U.S. Law Enforcement

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44521.pdf

Describes the various types of jihadists who pose threats to the U.S. and the approaches taken by U.S. law enforcement authorities to deal with these threats, including watch-listing, screening, and investigating. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Documents Related to the Former Detention and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/documents-related-former-detention-and-interrogation-program

A collection of 50 declassified documents relating to the CIA’s program for interrogation of suspected Jihadist terrorists.  From the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act online reading room.

 

Mass Shootings and Terrorism: CRS Products

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44520.pdf

In the wake of the Orlando mass murders, this report provides a list of studies from the Congressional Research Service related to mass murder with firearms, firearms regulation, domestic terrorism, and hate crime.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Scanning and Imaging Shipping Containers Overseas: Costs and Alternatives

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Homeland Security,Terrorism,WMD

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51478-Shipping-Containers.pdf

In 2007 Congress mandated that all seaborne containers loaded onto U.S. bound ships be checked with radiation detectors and imaging systems to prevent smuggling of weapons of mass destruction.  The deadline for implementation has been often delayed.  This report examines 5 options that cover the costs and implications of implementation plus alternative approaches.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Privacy Act of 1974 : Implementation [and The Next Generation Identification System]

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-05-05/pdf/2016-10119.pdf

Notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks to exempt the FBI’s Next Generation Identification System from provisions of the Privacy Act.  The action would screen a national database of fingerprints and biometric identifiers from lawsuits based on Privacy Act violations.  From the Federal Register and the Government Publishing Office’s GovInfo system.

 

Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan

Categories: Homeland Security,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/DRAFT%20HAZ%20MIT%20PLAN%20MAY%202016.pdf

Updated plan for preparing for and responding to emergency situations in the communities of the Hampton Roads area.  Combines six separate plans from the Peninsula and Southside communities into a single plan.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission

 

National Security Space Launch at a Crossroads

Categories: Govt Finance,Homeland Security,Russia,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44498.pdf

Discusses controversies surrounding the U.S. Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, including costs of the program, liabilities of continuing to rely on Russian rocket engines for U.S. efforts in space, and legal challenges to government efforts from private sources such as SpaceX.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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