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Check here for press releases and notices about the National Security Archive, plus public announcements about major document declassifications, government policy shifts, court decisions, or congressional legislation.

Dec 10, 2018 | News
Washington, D.C., December 10, 2018 – The National Security Archive mourns the passing of Lyudmila Mikhailovna Alexeyeva, our dear friend, colleague and inspiration for all our work documenting human...
Nov 7, 2018 | News
The Cyber Vault has gathered a selection of presidential orders related to communication and cyber policy. They are a complement to other compilations on our site consisting of cyber-related...
Nov 2, 2018 | News
Earlier today Zach Dorfman and Jenna McLaughlin reported on a "catastrophic" failure of a CIA communications system which resulted in the potential compromise of "close to 70 percent of operations"...
Oct 29, 2018 | News
The Cyber Vault has gathered below selections from the US Code related to cyber security. These selections are key to understanding the complex delegation of legal authorities governing the actions...
Oct 19, 2018 | News
From 1949 until the late 1960s the Office of Naval Research (ONR) published the Digital Computer Newsletter to “provide a medium for the interchange among interested persons of information concerning...
Oct 9, 2018 | News
The United States Government Accountability Office has issued a report finding that the Department of Defense’s early adoption of computers and information technology but late prioritization of...
Oct 3, 2018 | News
Several recent attacks targeting major sea port operations have demonstrated the ability of a cyber-attack to stall maritime shipping:
Oct 2, 2018 | News
Washington D.C., October 2, 2018—Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the notorious Tlatelolco massacre, when the Mexican government killed dozens of students and bystanders protesting the...
Sep 26, 2018 | News
Last week the White House and the Defense Department issued new documents on cyberspace strategy. This posting includes the new issuances and presents them with current national security and strategy...
Sep 19, 2018 | News
The Cyber Glossary is a compilation of specialized terms to help experts and the public alike navigate the complex field of cybersecurity. This resource combines definitions from a variety of...
Sep 10, 2018 | News
Washington, D.C., September 10, 2018 –  Staffers at the National Security Archive were saddened by the news of Matthew Aid’s untimely passing on August 20, 2018.  We had the good fortune to work with...
Sep 6, 2018 | News
The United States Department of Justice today unsealed a criminal complaint (here) and arrest warrant for North Korean hacker Park Jin Hyok detailing his involvement in numerous cyber operations...
Aug 13, 2018 | News
Washington, D.C., August 13, 2018—Guatemala’s renowned Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN) is in crisis after its director Gustavo Meoño Brenner was abruptly removed in one of a series...
Aug 1, 2018 | News
Washington D.C., August 1, 2018 - On 31 July 2018, the Japanese Atomic Energy Commission announced that “Japan will reduce the size of its plutonium stockpile.” The move marks a potential turning...
Jul 27, 2018 | News
Washington, D.C., July 27, 2018 - Federal Judge Katherine Failla agreed with government lawyers and is allowing the Secret Service to hide the White House visitor logs in a FOIA lawsuit brought by...
Jul 18, 2018 | News
Robert Mueller, Special Counsel for the US Department of Justice, on Friday, July 13, 2018, indicted twelve Russian intelligence officers for “engaging in cyber operations that involved the staged...
Jul 11, 2018 | News
The cyber threat to critical infrastructure (communication, transportation, energy, finance, and vital services) receives a sizeable volume of attention from researchers and policy analysts. This...
Jul 9, 2018 | News
Washington D.C., July 9, 2018 – A ranch owned by former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe Vélez and other members of his family was the operational base of a deadly paramilitary group, according to...
Jun 27, 2018 | News
This month the Joint Chiefs of Staff issued an update to Joint Publication 3-12, first published on February 5th 2013. The following changes are prominent:

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