FAS Roundup – September 24, 2018

By September 24, 2018

After FAS-backed petition, NSF seeks public comment on artificial intelligence policy
The National Science Foundation’s decision comes after a petition by EPIC, AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and the Federation of American Scientists, and nearly 100 experts, including FAS President Ali Nouri, calling for public input in the White House Select Committee’s work on AI. 

Backlog of Security Clearance Investigations Declines
After years of cumulative and seemingly irreversible growth, the backlog of pending security clearance investigations declined in the last three months in response to new policy guidance. 

Overruling Constitutional Precedents
A new report from the Congressional Research Service examines how and why the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn one of its own rulings interpreting the Constitution. 

Intelligence Support to Diplomatic Facilities Abroad
The role of U.S. intelligence agencies in helping to protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel abroad is highlighted in a recently revised Intelligence Community Directive. 

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.

A Productive Fifth Inter-Korean Summit, But Denuclearization Remains Distant
Ankit Panda writes for The Diplomat: Progress toward inter-Korean peace should be welcomed, but denuclearization is another thing entirely. 

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