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Sensitive Covert Action Notifications: Oversight Options for Congress

Description: With Congress considering a possible change regarding sensitive covert action policy, this memorandum describes the statutory provision authorizing Gang of Eight notifications, reviews the legislative history of the provision, and examine both the impact of such notifications on congressional oversight as well as options that Congress might consider to possibly improve oversight.
Date: July 7, 2009
Creator: Cumming, Alfred
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Terrorist Financing: The 9/11 Commission Recommendation

Description: This report discusses the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the U.S. government shift the focus of its efforts to counter terrorist financing from a strategy based on seizing terrorist assets to a strategy based on exploiting intelligence gathered from financial investigations.
Date: February 25, 2005
Creator: Weiss, Martin A.
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USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: A Sketch

Description: This report discusses the sunset of a handful of communications-related sections of the USA PATRIOT Act and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act on March 10, 2006. The authority of the expiring sections remains in effect only as it relates to foreign intelligence investigations begun before sunset or to offenses or potential offenses begun or occurring before that date. Thereafter, the law reverts to its previous form unless it has been amended in the interim or subsequently renewed.
Date: February 6, 2006
Creator: Doyle, Charles
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USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: Provisions That Were to Expire on December 31, 2005

Description: This report examines various provisions of the Patriot Act that were set to expire on December 31, 2005. Their expiration date has been postponed until March 10, 2006. The expiring sections deal with the power of federal authorities to conduct searches and seizures, generally searches and seizures relating to communications.
Date: February 6, 2006
Creator: Doyle, Charles
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses legislative initiatives to address the challenges facing the U.S. Intelligence Community in the 21st century.
Date: January 25, 2007
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: To address the challenges facing the U.S. Intelligence Community in the 21st century, congressional and executive branch initiatives have sought to improve coordination among the different agencies and to encourage better analysis. In December 2004, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act was signed, providing for a Director of National Intelligence (DNI) with substantial authorities to manage the national intelligence effort. Making cooperation effective presents substantial leadership and managerial challenges. International terrorism in particular presents a difficult analytical challenge. Counterterrorism requires the close coordination of intelligence and law enforcement agencies, but there remain many institutional and procedural issues that complicate cooperation between the two sets of agencies.
Date: July 12, 2006
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: November 9, 2001
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Encryption Export Controls

Description: This report discusses encryption export controls, beginning with background on the development and use of encryption, and continuing with a description of export controls imposed under the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the Export Administration Act (EAA); a discussion of recent federal court rulings in First Amendment challenges to AECA and EAA regulations; and a summary of 106th Congress legislation aimed at liberalizing law and policy affecting encryption exports.
Date: January 11, 2001
Creator: Grimmett, Jeanne J.
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Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR): The U-2 Aircraft and Global Hawk UAV Programs

Description: Among airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconaissance (ISR) platforms, the U-2 Dragon Lady and the RQ-4A Global Hawk are especially valuable. This report discusses how best to use existing and planned manned and unmanned ISR aircraft to most effectively satisfy the Department of Defense's (Dod) requirements for timely and accurate information on enemy forces.
Date: December 1, 2000
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr. & Bolkcom, Christopher
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: October 27, 2004
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: December 9, 2004
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: January 24, 2003
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: March 6, 2003
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

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Date: April 10, 2003
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: May 15, 2003
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: June 20, 2003
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: August 5, 2003
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: October 6, 2003
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Domestic Intelligence in the United Kingdom: Applicability of the MI-5 Model to the United States

Description: This paper summarizes pending legislation relating to domestic intelligence, briefly explains the jurisdiction and functions of MI-5, and describes some of the factors that may be relevant to a discussion regarding the applicability of the MI-5 domestic intelligence model to the United States.
Date: May 19, 2003
Creator: Masse, Todd M
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: February 1, 2005
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: December 22, 2004
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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Intelligence Issues for Congress

Description: No Description Available.
Date: May 24, 2005
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
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