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IC on the Record

The “IC on the Record” Database allows researchers, academics, policy advocates and everyday citizens to search through ODNI’s authoritative and factual library of policies on various areas of interest such as lawful foreign surveillance activities, civil liberties, and legal archives.

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Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Reports and Publications 

The goal of the ODNI is to effectively integrate foreign, military and domestic intelligence in defense of the homeland and of United States interests abroad. 

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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Publications 

The CIA releases millions of pages of documents each year and frequently releases items of public interest on this website. The Library contains a wealth of information, from unclassified current publications to basic references, reports and maps. 

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Center for the Study of Intelligence

The mission of Studies in Intelligence is to stimulate within the Intelligence Community the constructive discussion of important issues of the day, to expand knowledge of lessons learned from past experiences, to increase understanding of the history of the profession, and to provide readers with considered reviews of public literature concerning intelligence.

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National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Declassification and Transparency

NSA reviews records and makes them publicly available under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Mandatory Declassification Review provisions of Executive Order 13526. They periodically conduct “Special Topical Reviews” of categories of records for release. In accordance with the federal Open Government directive, NSA also identifies and releases subjects and records for which there is a general public interest.

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Articles

The DIA’s Office of Corporate Communications is committed to timely and accurate documentation of Defense intelligence issues for the public record while safeguarding our nation’s classified defense information. It assists the DIA Director in communicating agency plans, priorities and accomplishments and plans special events for the benefit of the agency workforce, the public and the media in support of our nation’s defense.

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National Geospatial – Intelligence Agency (NGA) List of Resources

The NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. In its multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress. 

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Federation of American Scientists (FAS)  

FAS comprehensive information from experts, affiliates, and network members is available in a variety of publication formats including: concise issue briefs examining timely topics, technical and extensive academic reports, articles and opinion pieces published in media outlets, and the Public Interest Report, FAS’ quarterly science and security journal.

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The National Security Archive at George Washington University   

Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents, leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets.

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War on the Rocks

War on the Rocks is a platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens. It features articles and podcasts produced by an array of writers with deep experience in these matters: top notch scholars who study war, those who have served or worked in war zones, and more than a few who have done it all.

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