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Intelligence-Related Legislation, and More from CRS

Recent legislative provisions on intelligence policy are surveyed and cataloged in a newly updated Congressional Research Service report.

In the past two annual intelligence authorization bills, Congress enacted various directions and requirements concerning intelligence agency financial auditability, insider threats, contractor oversight, and many other topics. These are tabulated and reviewed in Intelligence Authorization Legislation for FY2014 and FY2015: Provisions, Status, Intelligence Community Framework, updated January 12, 2016.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.

U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Following “El Chapo” Guzm├ín’s January 2016 Recapture, CRS Insight, updated January 13, 2016

Taiwan’s January 2016 Elections: A Preview, CRS Insight, January 12, 2016

Goldwater-Nichols and the Evolution of Officer Joint Professional Military Education (JPME), January 13, 2016

Iran Sanctions, updated January 12, 2016

Temporary Professional, Managerial, and Skilled Foreign Workers: Policy and Trends, January 13, 2016

Hedge Funds and the Securities Exchange Act’s Section 13(d) Reporting Requirements, CRS Legal Sidebar, January 13, 2016

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act: History, Impact, and Issues, updated January 13, 2016

Discretionary Spending Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), updated January 13, 2016

EPA’s Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants: Frequently Asked Questions, January 13, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Speech Resources: Fact Sheet, January 11, 2016

Criminal Justice Reform: One Judge’s View, CRS Legal Sidebar, January 14, 2016