CRS

A Look at Federal Geospatial Information (CRS)

Policy issues surrounding the use of geospatial information are examined in two new reports from the Congressional Research Service. “Geospatial information is data referenced to a place–a set of geographic…

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Congressional Oversight Manual, and More from CRS

The Congressional Research Service has just updated its Congressional Oversight Manual, which details the considerable legal authorities, legislative instruments and investigative tools for conducting oversight that members of Congress and…

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Pakistan-U.S. Relations, and More from CRS

A new overview of relations between Pakistan and the United States in light of recent events was prepared by the Congressional Research Service.  See “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: A Summary,” May…

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CRS on U.S. Aid to Pakistan, FY2001-2012

A retrospective tabulation of U.S. aid to Pakistan, up to and including the FY2012 budget request, was prepared in updated form yesterday by the Congressional Research Service.  See “Direct…

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Wanted: Better Access to CRS Reports

In a news story today about the imminent arrival of the federal government’s debt limit (“Debt Ceiling Has Some Give, Until Roof Falls In” by Binyamin Appelbaum), the New…

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The Costs of War, and More from CRS

As of March 2011, Congress had approved a total of more than $1.2 trillion dollars for costs associated with the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and other post-9/11 “war on terror”…

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Various New Items from CRS

New reports from the Congressional Research Service on various topics include these (all pdf): “Non-Governmental Organizations’ Activities in North Korea,” March 25, 2011. “Turkey-U.S. Defense Cooperation: Prospects and…

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Privacy Protection Online, and More from CRS

Some new or newly updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following (all pdf). “Privacy Protections for Personal Information Online,” April 6, 2011. “Department of Defense…

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