from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2015, Issue No. 37
May 22, 2015

Secrecy News Blog:


"Finding data on federal grants and contracts awarded to states and congressional districts, local governments, nonprofit organizations, contractors, and other eligible entities may present challenges," a new report from the Congressional Research Service observes.

The various tools that are available to help meet those challenges are cataloged and described by CRS in Tracking Federal Funds: and Other Data Sources, May 13, 2015:

Other noteworthy new and updated CRS reports include the following.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Ongoing Outbreak, CRS Insights, May 19, 2015:

Selected Issues in Homeland Security Policy for the 114th Congress, May 19, 2015:

Congressional Primer on Responding to Major Disasters and Emergencies, updated May 19, 2015:

Deployable Federal Assets Supporting Domestic Disaster Response Operations: Summary and Considerations for Congress, updated May 13, 2015:

Critical Infrastructures: Background, Policy and Implementation, updated May 12, 2015:

Human-Induced Earthquakes from Deep-Well Injection: A Brief Overview, updated May 12, 2015:

Candidates, Groups, and the Campaign Finance Environment, CRS Insights, May 19, 2015:

Uncertainty in Financial Projections of Social Security, CRS Insights, May 14, 2015:

Freedom of Navigation and Territorial Seas, CRS Legal Sidebar, May 18, 2015:

Iran, Gulf Security, and U.S. Policy, updated May 19, 2015:

Perspectives on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) "Torture Report" and Enhanced Interrogation Techniques: In Brief, updated May 14, 2015:

Government Collection of Private Information: Background and Issues Related to the USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization in Brief, May 19, 2015:

Sunset of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, memorandum for the House Judiciary Committee, May 19, 2015:


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