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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/2014_NIS_Publication.pdf

Describes the priorities, objectives, resources and strategic environment for the nation’s 17 intelligence community components.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Protection of Trade Secrets: Overview of Current Law and Legislation

Categories: Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/R43714.pdf

Describes what trade secrets are, why they are valuable, how they differ from patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and why legislation has been introduced to strengthen the federal role in protecting trade secrets.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Army Researchers Develop Cargo Pocket ISR

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

http://www.army.mil/article/130189/Army_researchers_develop_Cargo_Pocket_ISR/

Describes the development of pocket-sized aerial surveillance devices, part of an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Program, that, like tiny drones, can provide video surveillance of threat areas.  From the U.S. Army

 

Studies by Once Top Secret Government Entity Portrayed Terrible Costs of Nuclear War

Categories: History,Nuclear Arms,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb480/

A collection of 12 formerly classified documents dating from the late 1950s and early 1960s which reveal estimates of potential damage from a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.  The documents are mostly summaries from the still-classified full-length reports from the National Security Council’s highly secret Net Evaluation Subcommittee.  From the National Security Archive

 

Soldiers, Spies and the Moon: Secret U.S. and Soviet Plans from the 1950s and 1960s

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

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB479/

A set of 16 declassified documents about previously secret American and Soviet plans for using space for military purposes.  From the National Security Archive

 

Big Data, Crime, and Security

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-470.pdf

A British view of how “big data” applications are expanding opportunities and challenges for police and security agencies.  This report examines the use of data in three key areas: crime prevention, crime detection, and national security. Also covers regulatory issues, and public perceptions about privacy, civil liberties, and social benefits.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Report on the Surveillance Program Operated Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.pclob.gov/All%20Documents/Report%20on%20the%20Section%20702%20Program/PCLOB-Section-702-Report.pdf

Analyzes the Section 702 program’s development and operation, statutory basis, constitutional implications, and whether it strikes a proper balance between national security and privacy/civil liberties.   Includes recommendations for policy reform.  From the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

 

Iran 1953: US Envoy to Baghdad Suggested to Fleeing Shah He Not Acknowledge Foreign Role in Coup

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Iran,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB477/

A collection of six declassified documents from U.S. and British sources that add to the controversy about the events surrounding the removal of Iranian Prime Minister Mossaddeq and the restoration of the Shah to power in 1953.  From the National Security Archive

 

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