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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Implications for U.S. National Security of Anticipated Climate Change

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Reports%20and%20Pubs/NIC_White_Paper_Climate_Change.pdf

Discusses threats to national security from global warming in the near term, over the next five, years, and over the next twenty years.  Among the threats covered: severe weather, adverse effects on food prices and availability, increased risks to human health, negative impacts on investments and economic competitiveness, and sea level rise.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More Than a Generation

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/The-OPM-Data-Breach-How-the-Government-Jeopardized-Our-National-Security-for-More-than-a-Generation.pdf

Committee staff report on the hacking of Office of Personnel Management data bases by foreign sources in 2015.  The report blames the agency for failing to heed repeated warnings about inadequate security and for misleading the public on the extent of the damage.  From the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform

 

Terror Gone Viral: Overview of the 100+ ISIS-Linked Plots Against the West

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/100-ISIS-Linked-Plots-Report-.pdf

A report on the scope of ISIS external operations against Western countries as well as terrorist incidents inspired by the group.  Offers a calendar listing incidents on a monthly basis.  From the House Committee on Homeland Security.

 

Heroin Trafficking in the United States

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Mexico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44599.pdf

Describes the source and extent of the problem and the efforts to counter the trafficking.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Joint Doctrine Note 2-16: Identity Activities

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Privacy,Terrorism

http://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/jdn2_16.pdf

Attempts to provide guidance for military authorities to plan, execute, and assess identity activities, described as establishing and characterizing the identity of persons of interest, known adversaries, and others who contribute to the rise of anonymous, dispersed, and concealed threats.  From the Defense Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_yb_2014.pdf

41 statistical tables covering lawful permanent residents, refugees and asylees, naturalizations, nonimmigrant admissions, and enforcement actions.  Some tables include historical data.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program: 2016 Annual Report to Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,WMD

http://fas.org/irp/threat/cbw/cbd-2016.pdf

Describes the Defense Department’s research and development activities designed to protect the American people against the effects of biological and chemical agents.  Released via the Freedom of Information Act.  From the Department of Defense, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

Joint Operating Environment 2035: The Joint Force in a Contested and Disordered World

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms

http://fas.org/man/eprint/joe2035.pdf

Military thinking on how the U.S. can protect itself in a world occupied by other countries with competitive nuclear forces.  Calls for National Strategic Deterrence or leveraging layered missile defenses to complicate adversary nuclear planning.  From the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

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