FAS Roundup – July 16, 2018

By July 16, 2018

FAS President Dr. Ali Nouri was profiled by AAAS for his video podcast, Above The Fray: Big Ideas in Small Planes. Dr. Nouri is a former AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. 

You can watch past episodes of Above The Fray here.

Can a President Amend Regulations by Executive Order?, and More from CRS

The question arises because executive order 13843 issued by President Trump on July 10 to modify the way administrative law judges are appointed also purports to directly amend three provisions of the CFR. 

Cyber War as a Career Path

Military cyber operations have been normalized to the point that there is now a defined career path for would-be cyber warriors in the U.S. Air Force and a formal curriculum for training them. 

SSCI Requires Strategy for Countering Russia

In a new report, SSCI would require the Director of National Intelligence “to develop a whole-of-government strategy for countering Russian cyber threats against United States electoral systems and processes.” 
Steven Aftergood publishes analysis and new/updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports in the FAS Secrecy News blog. To subscribe to the FAS Secrecy News mailing list, click here.

All you wanted to know about nuclear war but were too afraid to ask

The Guardian cited data from the FAS Nuclear Information Project (directed by Hans Kristensen) in its nuclear war explainer. 

(AUDIO ESPAÑOL) Understanding the Novichok nerve agent

Jenifer Mackby was interviewed by Corresponsales en Línea to explain the dangers of nerve agent Novichok in light of recent U.K. deaths. 

 

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