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Intelligence Community Directive 119: Media Contacts

Categories: Govt Personnel,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icd/icd-119.pdf

Policy directive that forbids intelligence community employees from discussing intelligence-related matters, whether classified or unclassified, with reporters or “media” members unless they have specific authorization to do so.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Intelligence Committee Votes to Declassify Portions of CIA Study

http://www.fas.org/irp/news/2014/04/feinstein-040314.html

Describes the vote of the Senate Intelligence Committee to authorize public release of the 500 page Executive Summary with findings and conclusions of the five year study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program.  Also contains statements of Committee Chair Feinstein on the importance of the vote.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The NSA Archive

Categories: Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.aclu.org/nsa-documents-search

A collection of documents from the National Security Agency that were made public by Edward Snowden beginning in June 2013.  Posted by the American Civil Liberties Union

 

Reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts: A Brief Overview

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43451.pdf

Provides an overview of proposals for reform of the FISC and the legal implications. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Overview of Constitutional Challenges to NSA Collection Activities and Recent Developments

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43459.pdf

Describes the National Security Agency information collection programs that have been controversial since the Snowden disclosures and the various constitutional challenges to those programs. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Brazil Marks 50th Anniversary of Military Coup

Categories: Brazil,Defense/Military,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB465/

A collection of 16 declassified documents that reveal planning in the Kennedy Administration to create a “coup climate” to encourage the Brazilian military to overthrow the Goulart regime.  From the National Security Archive

 

Reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts: Introducing a Public Advocate

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Homeland Security,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43260.pdf

Examines the proposal that the supersecret FISA court include a public advocate who would represent the civil liberties interests of the general public and challenge the government’s applications for foreign surveillance.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Review on the Use of the Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA) in the Intelligence Community

Categories: Govt Personnel,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icig/icwpa-use.pdf

Reports on limited use of the act, designed to identify instances of waste,fraud, and abuse,  by members of the intelligence community over a ten year period.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

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