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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43317.pdf

A roundup of recent legislation, hearings, and executive directives relating to cybersecurity issues over the past few years.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/Publications/2015_National_Military_Strategy.pdf

Describes how the U.S. will employ our military forces to protect and advance our national interests in face of significant global disorder with challenges coming from traditional state actors and transregional networks of sub-state groups.  From the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

Growing the Military Mission in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Executive Summary and Public Report

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Virginia Issues

https://vada.virginia.gov/media/3955/150420-final-vda-exec-summary_public-report.pdf

Outlines ways that Virginia can help strengthen the military’s national security role while aiding economic activity in the state and avoiding base closures in the near future.   Among the 20 recommendations: creation of a Center of Excellence at William and Mary devoted to a “Whole of Government” approach to national security challenges.  From the Governor’s Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities.

 

Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United Kingdom

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2015-0016/LLN-2015-0016.pdf

Focuses on recent political developments relating to human rights alongside the concerns of crime prevention and national security in Great Britain.  House of Lords Library Note

 

Cybersecurity and Information Sharing: Comparison of Legislative Proposals in the 114th Congress

Categories: Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44069.pdf

Reviews the similarities and differences of five bills on the topic introduced in the 114th Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

National Preparedness Report 2015

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1432751954859-fcaf2acc365b5a7213a38bbeb5cd1d61/2015_NPR_508c_20150527_Final.pdf

Annual report summarizing progress in building and delivering the 31 core capabilities for preparedness against natural and human disasters at all levels of government.  From the Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

USA Freedom Act

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2048

Compromise legislation which, among other things, modifies the collection of U.S. phone records by the government.  Includes bill summary, text, sponsors, and legislative actions.  From Congress.gov

 

American Civil Liberties Union et al v. Clapper et al

http://cases.justia.com/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/14-42/14-42-2015-05-07.pdf?ts=1431009005

Decision of three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals that the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, which gathered millions of civilian phone records, violates the PATRIOT Act and is unconstitutional.  From Justia

 

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