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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Gulet Mohamed v. Eric Holder

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Homeland Security,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism,Transportation

Court filing which reveals that the federal government has revised its procedures and now provides information to those denied aircraft boarding because their names are on the No-Fly list.  The filing details the appeals procedures available to such an individual.  From the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate, Covering the Period January 3, 2013 to January 5, 2015

Categories: Congress,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

A report on committee activities for the designated period, which covers the Snowden leaks and the release of the redacted report on CIA interrogation practices.  This report describes the committee oversight of intelligence during that period including struggles to promote the sharing of classified information among intelligence agencies.  From the committee, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Breakthrough Technologies for National Security

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

A defense-related research agency looks at the future and the challenges that emerging technologies will pose for U.S. national security.  From the Defense Advanced Research Projects  Agency


The FBI: Protecting the Homeland in the 21st Century

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

Credits the FBI for improving information sharing about terrorist threats with other federal agencies but finds it still faces significant challenges to improve its intelligence capabilities.  Report of a congressionally-established commission to review FBI’s implementation of recommendations by 9/11 Commission.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Cybersecurity and Information Sharing: Legal Challenges and Solutions

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Property Rights,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism

In view of frequent cyberattacks on government and private web sites, experts have urged greater public-private cooperation and sharing of cyber-threat intelligence.  This report examines various legal issues that confront such information  sharing, such as privacy and tort laws and intellectual property concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Information Security: FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,Transportation

Offers 17 recommendations to make the nation’s air traffic control system safer from intruders.  Public version of a limited distribution report with 168 recommendations relating to sensitive security information.  From the Government Accountability Office


Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies: An Analysis of Plans and Issues for Congress

Categories: Climate Change,Homeland Security

Reviews current actions (as of January 2015) of selected federal agencies to adapt their missions, infrastructure, operations, and personnel to anticipated climate change threats as a response to Presidential Executive order 13653.  Includes summaries of adaptation plans for about 12 agencies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


State of Texas v. United States of America

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Text of ruling by Judge Andrew Hanen of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas issuing an injunction preventing the implementation of the Obama Administration’s plan to provide legal presence for four million undocumented immigrants.  Pages 101-123  Posted by Justia


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