Category Archives: Current Events

Robbery, Extortion, and Bribery in One Place: A Legal Overview of the Hobbs Act


Report:
Robbery, Extortion, and Bribery in One Place:
A Legal Overview of the Hobbs Act
Charles Doyle, Senior Specialist in American Public Law

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The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: The Use of the Military to Execute Civilian Law


Report:
The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters:
The Use of the Military to Execute Civilian Law
Jennifer K. Elsea, Legislative Attorney

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CBP is not protecting data collected by it’s unmanned aircraft systems


Report:
CBP Has Not Ensured Safeguards for Data
Collected Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Department of Homeland Security,
Office of Inspector General

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Red team cyber penetration testers easily took control of DOD weapon systems and operated undetected


Report:
WEAPON SYSTEMS CYBERSECURITY:
DOD Just Beginning to Grapple
with Scale of Vulnerabilities
Cristina T. Chaplain,
Government Accountability Office

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Trump Administration’s Government Reform and Reorganization Plan’s 35 “Government-Wide” Proposals


Memo:
Trump Administration Reform and Reorganization Plan:
Discussion of 35 “Government-Wide” Proposals
Henry B. Hogue, Specialist in American National Government
Clinton T. Brass, Specialist in Government Organization and Management

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Air Force B-21 Raider Long-Range Strike Bomber


Report:
Air Force B-21 Raider Long-Range Strike Bomber
Jeremiah Gertler,
Specialist in Military Aviation

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Proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement


Summary:
Proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement
Ian F. Fergusson and M. Angeles Villarreal
Congressional Research Service

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Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board authorizes deceptive budget practices in the face of first DOD-wide audit


Policy:
Classified Activities
Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards 56
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

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Agency Delay: Congressional and Judicial Means to Expedite Agency Rulemaking


Report:
Agency Delay: Congressional and Judicial
Means to Expedite Agency Rulemaking
Kevin J. Hickey, Legislative Attorney

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Selected Legal Tools for Maintaining Government Contractor Accountability


Report:
Selected Legal Tools for Maintaining
Government Contractor Accountability
David H. Carpenter, Legislative Attorney
Kathleen Ann Ruane, Legislative Attorney

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