SECRECY NEWS
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2012, Issue No. 40
April 30, 2012

Secrecy News Blog: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/

CYBERSECURITY: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND MORE FROM CRS

New and updated Congressional Research Service reports that Congress has withheld from direct public access include the following.

Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources, April 26, 2012:

The Budget Control Act of 2011: The Effects on Spending and the Budget Deficit When the Automatic Spending Cuts Are Implemented, April 23, 2012:

Budget "Sequestration" and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules, April 27, 2012:

U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing: Industry Trends, Global Competition, Federal Support, April 27, 2012:

Foreign Assistance to North Korea, April 26, 2012:

Chile: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations, April 6, 2012:

Canada-U.S. Relations, April 5, 2012:


NEW ARMY DOCTRINE ON "INFORMATION COLLECTION"

An Army field manual published last week explains the Army's conduct of information collection activities in military operations.

"In this manual, the term 'information collection' is introduced as the Army's replacement for 'intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance' (also known as ISR)," the manual says.

"This publication clarifies how the Army plans, prepares, and executes information collection activities within or between echelons."

Perhaps the most intriguing sentence in the new manual states:

"As the Army fields new formations and equipment with inherent and organic information collection capabilities, it needs a doctrinal foundation to ensure their proper integration and use to maximize their capabilities."

See "Information Collection," U.S. Army Field Manual (FM) 3-55, April 23, 2012:

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