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Cybersecurity Audit Automation

Cybersecurity Audit Automation

Due to growing cybersecurity infrastructure and increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats, continuous monitoring of information security systems through automation is the best way to accurately assess vulnerability across a complex threat…

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The Debt Limit

The Debt Limit

Federal debt is projected to reach the current debt limit, set at $31.385 trillion, sometime in 2023. Congress may debate the merits of various debt limit modifications in advance of…

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Humanitarian and Refugee Crisis in Ukraine

Humanitarian and Refugee Crisis in Ukraine

Russia’s war against Ukraine has triggered a humanitarian crisis and resulted in massive refugee flows to neighboring countries. Congress passed two emergency supplemental appropriations bills that included a combined total…

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Defense Primer: The NDAA Process

Defense Primer: The NDAA Process

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provides authorization of appropriations for the Department of Defense, nuclear weapons programs, and other defense-related activities. Unlike an appropriations bill, the NDAA does not…

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Defense Primer: Ballistic Missile Defense

Defense Primer: Ballistic Missile Defense

In 1975, the Army began funding research into hit-to-kill or kinetic energy interceptors. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is charged with the mission to develop, test, and field an integrated,…

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Contemporary Civil Rights Challenges: A View from the State Advisory Committee

Contemporary Civil Rights Challenges: A View from...

This report details the Commission’s survey of SAC [State Advisory Committee] members, capturing data on which civil rights issues SAC members believe should be prioritized. Some of the key conclusions…

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DOD Cybersecurity: Enhanced Attention Needed to Ensure Cyber Incidents Are Appropriately Reported and Shared Copy

DOD Cybersecurity: Enhanced Attention Needed to...

DOD and DIB [defense industrial base] information technology systems continue to be susceptible to cyber incidents as cybersecurity threats have evolved and become more sophisticated. Federal laws and DOD guidance…

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Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination — Worldwide, 2000–2021

Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination —...

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is a scientific periodical series published by the government that provides public health information. This issue of MMWR includes the following articles: “Progress…

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Covert Action and Clandestine Activities of the Intelligence Community: Selected Definitions

Covert Action and Clandestine Activities of the...

This report provides background and definitions for covert action and clandestine activities carried out by the Intelligence Community (IC) and should assist Congress in assessing the premises justifying covert action…

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Summary of the Terrorism Threat to the U.S.

Summary of the Terrorism Threat to the U.S.

The United States remains in a perilous threat environment. A continuous and potentially lethal threat to the United States comes from individuals acting on their own or in small groups…

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China Military Power Report

China Military Power Report

The Department of Defense released its annual report on the ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’ to Congress, referred to as the China Military Power…

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U.S. Periods of War and Dates of Recent Conflicts

U.S. Periods of War and Dates of Recent Conflicts

Confusion can occur because beginning and ending dates for “periods of war” in many nonofficial sources are often different from those given in treaties and other official sources of information,…

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Tornadoes: Background and Forecasting

Tornadoes: Background and Forecasting

Due to problems with reporting, it is not clear if the average number of tornadoes per year has changed or if climate change has changed the number or strength of…

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SEC Jurisdiction and Perceived Crypto-Asset Regulatory Gap: An FTX Case Study

SEC Jurisdiction and Perceived Crypto-Asset...

FTX Trading, a crypto company once valued at $32 billion, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in November 2022. More than a million creditors (including individuals and institutions) are caught…

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Equity in Innovation: Trends in U.S. Patenting and Inventor Diversity

Equity in Innovation: Trends in U.S. Patenting and...

This report covers recent trends in U.S. patenting data, highlighting potential geographic, socioeconomic, racial, and gender-based disparities in patenting activity. It also summarizes the economic effects of these differences and…

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