Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

Categories: Climate Change,Defense/Military,Environment,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Examines climate change as a “threat multiplier” from such possibilities as pandemic disease, food and water shortages, refugees, poverty, and global instability.  From the Department of Defense


The DOD Insider Threat Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Information,Homeland Security

Directive for policies and procedures in the Defense Department to prevent, deter, or detect the danger of malicious insiders who represent a threat to national security.  The directive is a response to the damage done by then Pfc Bradley Manning who provided classified information to WikiLeaks in 2011.  From the Defense Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Transforming Nuclear Attribution: Culture, Community and Change

Categories: Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

Recently declassified 2009 report on the challenge of identifying the perpetrator of a potential nuclear attack on the U.S. and the problems in reconciling the careful search for and analysis of forensic evidence  with the demand for speed from the policy/political environment.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.


Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2013

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Statistics

Annual statistical report on the number of aliens apprehended and returned to their native countries. Includes details on native country of those apprehended, region where apprehended, and trends in apprehensions since 1965. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


FDA Releases Updated Proposals to Improve Food Safety and Help Prevent Foodborne Illness

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing

Press release with information about changes to pending proposed regulations relating to imported food safety, produce safety, and current good manufacturing practices.  From the Food and Drug Administration


Refugees and Asylees: 2013

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Provides information on the number of persons admitted to the U.S. as refugees and those granted asylum in 2013 and the countries from which they came.  Nearly 70,000 refugees were admitted and approximately 25,000 individuals were granted asylum. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

The 5 year federal plan for aiding victims of human trafficking.  From the Department of Justice and other federal agencies


The “1033 Program,” Department of Defense Support to Law Enforcement

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Describes the background of the 1033 Program, by which the Department of Defense transferred surplus equipment to local law enforcement agencies for counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities, and congressional reporting requirements. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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