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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The FBI: Protecting the Homeland in the 21st Century

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

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/protecting-the-homeland-in-the-21st-century

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43941.pdf

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668169.pdf

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43915.pdf

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

http://cases.justia.com/federal/district-courts/texas/txsdce/1:2014cv00254/1225586/145/2.pdf?ts=1424168145

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

 

State of Texas v. United States of America

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

http://cases.justia.com/federal/district-courts/texas/txsdce/1:2014cv00254/1225586/145/1.pdf?ts=1424168143

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 51-100  Posted by Justia

 

State of Texas v. United States of America

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

http://cases.justia.com/federal/district-courts/texas/txsdce/1:2014cv00254/1225586/145/0.pdf?ts=1424168140

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.  First 50 pages.  Posted by Justia

 

U.S. Export Policy for Military Unmanned Aerial Systems

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/02/237541.htm

Describes the new export policy involving sale, transfer, and subsequent use of military drones.  The full details of the policy are classified but this document summarizes the conditions which must be met for such sales to occur and the principles for proper use of U.S.-origin military UAS.   From the State Department

 

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