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Missile Watch – February 2010

Missile Watch A publication of the FAS Arms Sales Monitoring Project Vol. 3, Issue 1 February 2010 Editor: Matt Schroeder Contributing Author:…

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Wanted: Astronomer with Top Secret Clearance

NASA’s orbiting James Webb Space Telescope will be “the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide, and studying every phase in the history of our…

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FAS Roundup – May 29, 2020

Top Scientists Urge Resupply of National Medical Stockpile Nine top scientists who advised President Obama are warning that the US has just three months to rebuild its national stockpile…

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FAS Roundup: July 21, 2014

House amendment to cut NSC budget, nuclear risks and more.  From the Blogs DNI Issues New Policy on Leak Damage Assessments: The Director of National Intelligence has issued new guidance on assessing damage resulting from the unauthorized disclosure of classified intelligence information to ensure that the damage assessments “are produced in an efficient, timely, consistent and collaborative manner.” Leak damage assessments should be used iteratively and the lessons learned from them should be applied “to strengthen the protection of classified national intelligence and prevent future unauthorized disclosures or compromises.” Virtual Biosecurity Center Update: The VBC is up and running again, featuring news articles and op-eds related to biotechnology, biological threats and science policy. The VBC is located at www.virtualbiosecuritycenter.org. Wanted: A Chef with a Top Secret Clearance: A secure U.S. government facility in Herndon, Virginia needs a master chef who holds or who can obtain a Top Secret security clearance. The job opening was announced by Sodexo, the international food service company. Steven Aftergood writes that the requirement for a chef with a Top Secret clearance exemplifies a significant policy problem, namely the use of the security clearance process as an employee screening tool.

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