Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

CIA: “Pinochet Personally Ordered” Letelier Bombing

Categories: Chile,Foreign Affairs,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

A set of three declassified U.S. government documents implicating the leader of Chile in the bombing deaths of a Chilean diplomat and his assistant in Washington DC in 1976.  From the National Security Archive


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

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


Changes in the Leading Cause of Death: Recent Patterns in Heart Disease and Cancer Mortality

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Spying/Intelligence

This report highlights changes in the mortality burden of heart disease and cancer and presents findings by state, race, and Hispanic origin.  In 2000, cancer was the leading cause of death in only 2 states, but in 2014, the number had grown to 22.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Nixon and Ford

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

Booklet which describes the documents and the PDB process.  Issued on the occasion of the release of about 2,500 formerly classified PDBs from the administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.  From the Central Intelligence Agency


President’s Daily Brief: 1969-1977

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

The texts of about 2,500 formerly classified daily briefings for Presidents Nixon and Ford from CIA officials.  Features day-by-day intelligence on national security issues and concerns.  From the Central Intelligence Agency Freedom of Information Electronic Reading Room


Documents Related to the Former Detention and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

A collection of 50 declassified documents relating to the CIA’s program for interrogation of suspected Jihadist terrorists.  From the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act online reading room.


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVIII, Organization and Management of Foreign Policy

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

Focuses on four key areas of the Carter administration’s management of foreign policy: reforming of the National Security Council system, attempting to restructure the intelligence community, Civil Service and Foreign Service reform legislation, and centralization of matters related to economics and trade.  From the Office of the Historian of the Department of State


Biometrics: Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Tactical Employment of Biometrics in Support of Operations

Categories: Defense/Military,Science/Technology,Spying/Intelligence

Describes biometrics procedures for collecting facial images, fingerprints, iris scans, DNA, palm prints, and other data for identification of individuals and reduction of risks to friendly forces.  From the Defense Department.


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