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Government Documents on National Security Policy: U.S. Government Internet

Government Documents on National Security Policy

U.S. Government Internet

Internet Resources

Increasing amounts of government information can be found on the Internet. The Purdue Libraries Government Documents Department homepage is a good starting point. GovInfo provides access to congressional bills, the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code, and other major federal legal, legislative, and regulatory information sources.

Examples of other U.S. Government national security policy websites include:  

Air University Center for Strategy & Technology  

Air University China Aerospace Studies Institute

China: The Three Warfares  (Prepared for Defense Department Office of Net Assessment)

Command & Control Research Program-Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks & Information Integration)

Commission on Review of Overseas U.S. Miltary Basing Structure
(2005)-Courtesy:  University of North Texas Library

Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) provides a forum for the discussion of policy issues and is responsible for setting national-level Information Assurance policies, directives, instructions, operational procedures, guidance and advisories for U.S. Government (USG) departments and agencies for the security of National Security Systems (NSS) through the CNSS Issuance System.

Conflict Records Research Center (National Defense University center documenting Al Qaida and Iraq wars.)

Cost Assessment and Policy Analysis (DOD)-Analyzes resource allocation and cost assessment

Defense Dept. Energy Blog

Defense Innovation Marketplace 

Defense & Intelligence Abbreviations & Acronyms (Courtesy Joint Military Intelligence College)

Defense Spending by State FY 2017 (Released  March 19, 2019)

Department of Defense

Defense Dept. and Armed Services Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Resources

Defense Dept. Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (Terrific resource for weapons systems program development!)

HathiTrust Catalog (Selected resources from major research libraries)

Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mad Scientist Laboratory... Exploring the Operational Environment (U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC)  Blogs and webcasts exploring the future of society, work, and conflict.

Office of Force Transformation

National Commission on  Military, National, & Public Service (Final report issued in March 2020)

National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (2019-present)
U.S. Army & Army Foreign Military Studies Office

U.S. Army Command General Staff College Masters Theses

Army University Press

U.S. Army War College & Student Research Papers

U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

Strategic Studies Institute COVID-19 Resources

U.S. Declassified Documents Online (Purdue Users Only)!

Center for Army Lessons Learned

Army Environmental Policy Institute 

Army Special Operations Command Assessing Regional and Insurgent Strategies (ARIS) Studies

U.S. Navy

Naval War College


China Maritime Studies Institute (Naval War College)
Russia Maritime Studies Institute (Naval War College)

Chief of Naval Operations
Navy Doctrine Publications
Naval Postgraduate School & Student Theses
U.S. Marine Corps
USMC Doctrinal Statements

Marine Corps University

Marine Corps University Minerva Institute 

Marine Corps University Press

Marine Corps University Student Papers

Marine Corps War College
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center
Air University
Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals
Air War College Gateway
Air University Student Research Papers
Justice Dept. National Security Division
Institute for National Strategic Studies (U.S. Air Force Academy)
Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
Missile Defense Agency
Centers for Disease Control Bioterrorism Site
Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry
Defense Security Cooperation Agency Defense Science Board

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Lead Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations (State. Dept.)

National Declassification Center (National Archives)

National Security Council-Click here for Barack Obama Administration, here for George W. Bush Administration and here for Clinton Administration National Security Council documents.

National Security Agency
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books

National Defense University (NDU)

National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

& National War College

National Intelligence University Press
Dept. of Homeland Security
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Bureau of Industry & Security
U.S. Commission on National Security 1998-2000
Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention: U.S. Dept. of Energy
National Nuclear Security Administration

National Reconnaissance Office Commission Report-Courtesy Federation of American Scientists

State Dept.  Arms Control & International Security Papers 

State Dept. International Security Advisory Board

State Dept.-Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
Strategic Planning Architectures Collaborative Environment

Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack

Rumsfeld Papers (Courtesy of Donald Rumsfeld)

National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
National Counterterrorism Center  (Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
International Security Advisory Board (State Dept.)
Inter-American Defense College

United States Military Academy Combating Terrorism Center

United States Military Academy Modern War Institute

Joint Special Operations University

Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism

U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission

Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation 

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