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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

 

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2014

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/LPR%20Flow%20Report%202014_508.pdf

In 2014 1,016,518 persons became LPRs.  This report documents the categories of admission under which they achieved green card status plus country of origin and state of residence in the U.S.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

U.S. Naturalizations: 2014

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Naturalization%20Flow%20Report_2014_508.pdf

A total of 653, 416 persons were naturalized as U.S. citizens in 2014.  This report covers where they came from and where they settled in the U.S.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Refugees and Asylees: 2014

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Refugees%20%26%20Asylees%20Flow%20Report%202014_508.pdf

Reports on the number of people who were admitted to the U.S. during the year and the leading countries of nationality.  Also covers age, sex, and marital status of refugees and their state of residence.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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

Categories: Arab,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44110.pdf

Describes the different types of jihadists who pose a threat to U.S. security and the methods available to U.S. law enforcement to counter the threats.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office 2015 Freedom of Information Act Report

Categories: Govt Information,Homeland Security,Privacy

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/dhs-foia-annual-report-fy-2015.pdf

Claims a 66% reduction in the backlog of FOIA requests over the past year and that DHS receives the largest number of FOIA requests of any federal agency. From the Department of Homeland Security

 

#Terror Gone Viral: Overview of the 75 Isis-Linked Plots Against the West 2014-2016

Categories: Arab,Congress,Homeland Security,Terrorism

https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Report-Terror-Gone-Viral-1.pdf

Examines 75 Isis-related plots against the West and shows that the U.S. is the group’s main target in a campaign of do-it-yourself jihad. From the House Homeland Security Committee

 

Plan for Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Headlines,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/GTMO_Closure_Plan_0216.pdf

Argues for the closing of the Cuban Island detention facility which weakens national security by fueling anti-American propaganda, damaging relations with key allies, and draining military resources. Also discusses alternatives for transfer of detainees. From the Defense Department

 

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