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  • Main Title Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Acquisition: Issues for Congress


  • Author: Best, Richard A., Jr.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in National Defense


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2011-01-20


  • English


  • Content Description: Increasing calls for intelligence support and continuing innovations in intelligence technologies combine to create significant challenges for both the executive and legislative branches. This report discusses Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, which are integral components of both national policymaking and military operations, including counterterrorism operations. ISR systems are costly and complicated, and the relationships among organizations responsible for designing and operating these systems are equally complicated. These factors create numerous oversight issues for Congress, which this report addresses.
  • Physical Description: 22 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Intelligence activities
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Intelligence services
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Military intelligence
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Counterterrorism


  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R41284
  • Accession or Local Control No: R41284_2011Jan20
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc31469