The statutes that enable the government to gain legal access to telephone records, whether for law enforcement or intelligence purposes, are examined in a newly updated report (pdf) from the Congressional Research Service.
The report also discusses prohibitions on access to, or disclosure of, such records, along with exceptions to the prohibitions. See “Government Access to Phone Calling Activity and Related Records: Legal Authorities,” updated January 25, 2007.
Some other notable CRS products obtained by Secrecy News that are not readily available in the public domain include these (all pdf):
“Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Security Issues and Implications for U.S. Interests,” updated February 1, 2007.
“Pipeline Safety and Security: Federal Programs,” updated January 25, 2007.
“Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests,” updated January 18, 2007.
“Terrorist Capabilities for Cyberattack: Overview and Policy Issues,” updated January 22, 2007.
To empower new voices to start their career in nuclear weapons studies, the Federation of American Scientists launched the New Voices on Nuclear Weapons Fellowship. Here’s what our inaugural cohort accomplished.
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The FAS Nuclear Notebook is one of the most widely sourced reference materials worldwide for reliable information about the status of nuclear weapons and has been published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1987. The Nuclear Notebook is researched and written by the staff of the Federation of American Scientists’ Nuclear Information Project: Director Hans […]
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