Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Barack Obama v. Larry Klayman

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/ED64DC482F286F1785257EAF004F71E8/$file/14-5004-1570210.pdf

Federal appeals court decision overturning a District Court case which had blocked the National Security Agency from gathering phone information on U.S. citizens.  The judge ruled that the conservative activist lacked standing to sue the agency, because he lacked evidence that records involving his calls had been collected.  From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

 

Overhead Imagery: The U.S. Target

Categories: Homeland Security,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB527-Using-overhead-imagery-to-track-domestic-US-targets/

A collection of 38 government documents on the use of unmanned aircraft or drones and satellites to conduct surveillance activities aimed at civilian targets within the U.S.  From the National Security Archive

 

Encounters with Unmanned Aircraft

Categories: Homeland Security,Transportation

http://www.faa.gov/uas/media/UASEventsNov2014-Aug2015.xls

List of encounters between aircraft and drones reported by pilots and citizens from November 2014 to August 2015.  From the Federal Aviation Administration

 

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

 

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