In response to an October 2012 presidential directive on “protecting whistleblowers with access to classified information,” the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy have produced their implementing policies. These would generally prohibit retaliation against individuals who make “protected disclosures” of information to an authorized recipient.
The intelligence community may be retreating from its vision of a uniform community-wide information technology architecture, and may permit individual agencies to retain their “native agency system domain,” reports Bob Brewin in NextGov. See “Intelligence Community Backs Off Information Sharing,” July 15
The lagging development of the Internet in Africa and its consequences were discussed in “The Emergence of the Internet and Africa” by Les Cottrell, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, May 13, 2013
The transcript of the July 9 public meeting of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is now posted here.
Common frameworks for evaluating proposals leave this utility function implicit, often evaluating aspects of risk, uncertainty, and potential value independently and qualitatively.
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 […]
According to the National Center for Education Statistics’ August 2023 pulse panel, 60% of public schools were utilizing a “community school” or “wraparound services model” at the start of this school year—up from 45% last year.
Filmmaker Christopher Nolan, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Todd (R-IN), and Dr. Alondra Nelson presented with FAS Public Service Awards;
Alexa White received the inaugural FAS Policy Entrepreneurship award.