SECRECY NEWS
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2013, Issue No. 2
January 3, 2013

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

UNDERSTANDING DEFENSE ACQUISITION, AND MORE FROM CRS

Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has not made publicly available include the following.

Defense Acquisitions: How DOD Acquires Weapon Systems and Recent Efforts to Reform the Process, January 2, 2013:

U.S. Periods of War and Dates of Current Conflicts, December 28, 2012:

The Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, January 2, 2013:

Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) and Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC): Background and Issues for Congress, January 2, 2013:

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV): Background and Issues for Congress, January 2, 2013:

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments, January 2, 2013:

Improper Payments and Recovery Audits: Legislation, Implementation, and Analysis, January 2, 2013:

The Purple Heart: Background and Issues for Congress, December 31, 2012:

Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy, January 2, 2013:

Is Biopower Carbon Neutral?, January 2, 2013:

Unemployment Insurance: Programs and Benefits, December 31, 2012:

Federal Benefits and the Same-Sex Partners of Federal Employees, December 21, 2012:

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act: An Overview of Limiting Tort Liability of Gun Manufacturers, December 20, 2012:

The FHA Single-Family Mortgage Insurance Program: Financial Status and Related Current Issues, December 21, 2012:

Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview, December 17, 2012:

Inauguration Security: Operations, Appropriations, and Issues for Congress, December 17, 2012:

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