Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

The CIA and Signals Intelligence

Categories: Communism,History,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB506/

A collection of 43 documents which cover efforts of the Central Intelligence Agency to engage in signals intelligence operations, sometimes in competition with other U.S. intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency, during the Cold War period of history.  From the National Security Archive

 

Defensive Best Practices for Destructive Malware

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/factsheets/Defending_Against_Destructive_Malware.pdf

Details several steps that network administrators can take to detect, contain and minimize destructive malware infections.  From the Information Assurance Directorate of the National Security Agency

 

Recommendations Assessment Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Secrecy,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.pclob.gov/library/Recommendations_Assessment-Report.pdf

22 recommendations directed at the executive branch, Congress, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on the implementation of provisions of the PATRIOT Act, specifically the Section 215 Telephone Records and the Section 702 Surveillance programs.  Scolds the administration for not ending the NSA’s telephone records program.  From the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

 

Perspectives on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) “Torture Report” and Enhanced Interrogation Techniques: In Brief

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43906.pdf

Discusses views expressed by public officials, academics, and commentators in a variety of sources on the questions of whether enhanced interrogation amounted to torture, whether it was counter to American values/morals, and whether it was effective.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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