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DARPA: An Overview, and More from CRS

The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, established in 1958, is responsible for advancing the state of the art in defense science and technology. The agency’s structure, priorities and budget are discussed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. See Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: Overview and Issues for Congress, February 2, 2018.

(For a lively and revealing history of DARPA, see Sharon Weinberger’s recent book The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World, Knopf, 2017.)

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Resolutions to Censure the President: Procedure and History, February 1, 2018

Evolving Assessments of Human and Natural Contributions to Climate Change, February 1, 2018

Real Wage Trends, 1979 to 2016, January 30, 2018

Gun Control: Concealed Carry Legislation in the 115th CongressCRS Insight, January 30, 2018

Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador: Key Takeaways and AnalysisCRS Legal Sidebar, February 2, 2018

U.S. Foreign Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean: FY2018 Appropriations, February 5, 2018

The Balkans and RussiaCRS Insight, January 31, 2018

Iraq: In Brief, February 6, 2018

Al Qaeda and U.S. Policy: Middle East and Africa, February 5, 2018

U.S. Security Assistance and Security Cooperation Programs: Overview of Funding Trends, February 1, 2018

The 2018 National Defense StrategyCRS Insight, February 5, 2018

The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions, updated February 5, 2018

New Nuclear Warheads: Legislative ProvisionsCRS Insight, February 5, 2018

Criminal Prohibitions on Disclosing the Identities of Covert Intelligence AssetsCRS Legal Sidebar, February 6, 2018