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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

 

The Intelligence Community and Its Use of Contractors: Congressional Oversight Issues

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R44157.pdf

Examines the use, size, and cost of the contractors who work with the U.S. intelligence community and the effectiveness of the oversight exercised by the agencies and Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Dark Web

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Govt Secrecy,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44101.pdf

Discusses the darker corners of the deep or unindexed web, what it is used for, how it is accessed, and how law enforcement, the military, and intelligence officials are using it.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Bin Laden’s Bookshelf

Categories: Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://www.dni.gov/index.php/resources/bin-laden-bookshelf

A collection of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used as a hideout by Osama Bin Laden.  The material includes declassified documents made available for public release along with non-classified English language items found in and around the hideout.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

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

 

2014 Report on Security Clearance Determinations

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Spying/Intelligence,Statistics

http://fas.org/sgp/othergov/intel/clear-2014.pdf

Reports on the number of persons with security clearances for classified information in the federal government and trends in the number of such clearances.  In 2014 the number of persons holding such clearances declined by 12.3% or 164,000 persons.  From the office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate, Covering the Period January 3, 2013 to January 5, 2015

Categories: Congress,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://fas.org/irp/congress/2015_rpt/ssci-113.pdf

A report on committee activities for the designated period, which covers the Snowden leaks and the release of the redacted report on CIA interrogation practices.  This report describes the committee oversight of intelligence during that period including struggles to promote the sharing of classified information among intelligence agencies.  From the committee, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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