from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2016, Issue No. 63
August 3, 2016

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Issues affecting the safety and security of athletes and spectators at the 2016 Olympic Games, which begins August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were reviewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service.

Concerns addressed in the CRS report include the Zika virus outbreak, domestic crime, the threat of terrorism, environmental hazards, and more. See The 2016 Olympic Games: Health, Security, Environmental, and Doping Issues, July 28, 2016:

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Supplemental Appropriations for Zika Response: The FY2016 Conference Agreement in Brief, July 14, 2016:

The Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce: Background, Analysis, and Questions for Congress, July 29, 2016:

FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues, July 29, 2016:

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Analysis of Economic Studies, June 30, 2016:

State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law: From the Mid-1990s to the Present, updated August 1, 2016:

Numerical Limits on Permanent Employment-Based Immigration: Analysis of the Per-country Ceilings, updated July 28, 2016:

Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income: Overview of Spending Trends, FY2008-FY2015, July 29, 2016:

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Loan Repayment Programs, updated July 28, 2016:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Budget: Fact Sheet, July 28, 2016:

Police Shootings and Federal Support for Law Enforcement Safety, CRS Insight, July 19, 2016:

Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons, updated August 1, 2016:

Turkey: Failed Coup and Implications for U.S. Policy, CRS Insight, July 19, 2016:

U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Turkey, CRS Insight, August 2, 2016:


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