Intelligence-Related Legislation, and More from CRS
Recent legislative provisions on intelligence policy are surveyed and cataloged in a newly updated Congressional Research Service report.
In the past two annual intelligence authorization bills, Congress enacted various directions and requirements concerning intelligence agency financial auditability, insider threats, contractor oversight, and many other topics. These are tabulated and reviewed in Intelligence Authorization Legislation for FY2014 and FY2015: Provisions, Status, Intelligence Community Framework, updated January 12, 2016.
Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.
U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Following “El Chapo” Guzmán’s January 2016 Recapture, CRS Insight, updated January 13, 2016
Taiwan’s January 2016 Elections: A Preview, CRS Insight, January 12, 2016
Goldwater-Nichols and the Evolution of Officer Joint Professional Military Education (JPME), January 13, 2016
Iran Sanctions, updated January 12, 2016
Temporary Professional, Managerial, and Skilled Foreign Workers: Policy and Trends, January 13, 2016
Hedge Funds and the Securities Exchange Act’s Section 13(d) Reporting Requirements, CRS Legal Sidebar, January 13, 2016
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act: History, Impact, and Issues, updated January 13, 2016
Discretionary Spending Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), updated January 13, 2016
EPA’s Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants: Frequently Asked Questions, January 13, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Speech Resources: Fact Sheet, January 11, 2016
Criminal Justice Reform: One Judge’s View, CRS Legal Sidebar, January 14, 2016
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 […]
On 14 April 2023, the Belarusian Ministry of Defence released a short video of a Su-25 pilot explaining his new role in delivering “special [nuclear] munitions” following his training in Russia. The features seen in the video, as well as several other open-source clues, suggest that Lida Air Base––located only 40 kilometers from the Lithuanian border and the […]
A photo in a Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) student briefing from 2022 shows four people inspecting what appears to be a damaged B61 nuclear bomb.
In early-February 2023, the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) had informed Congress that China now has more launchers for Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) than the United States. The report is the latest in a serious of revelations over the past four years about China’s growing nuclear weapons arsenal and the deepening […]