Congressional Research Service U.S. Role in the World: Background and Issues for Congress Updated March 27, 2020
Policy Impacts of COVID-19 (CRS) Includes PDFs and paragraph summaries for the following below the fold — or click to bypass the paragaph summary and go directly to the publication by that title.
Improved Access to Open Source Intelligence Urged Congress should require the Director of National Intelligence to make open source intelligence more widely available, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission recommended in its latest annual report. Last June, the former OpenSource.gov web portal was “decommissioned.” Its contents were transferred to classified or restricted networks that are mostly …
A Leaker’s Motives Are Irrelevant, Gov’t Says Disclosing classified information without authorization is a crime even if the leaker had good intentions and was motivated by a larger public interest, the government said this week. Therefore, any mention of the purpose of the disclosure should be ruled out of bounds in trial, government attorneys argued. …
Congressional Research Service ReportsDefense Primers Defense Primer: A Guide for New Members, updated September 3, 2019 Remaining Primes Below the Fold
U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $142.3 billion (current, or noninflation-adjusted, dollars) in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding. PDF (40 Pages): RL33222 US Financial Assistance to Israel
NARA Drives Govt Transition to All-Electronic Records Phi Beta Iota: So the US Constitution, to take one example, would become a digital image easily manipulated (or deleted).