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INDIGO News Vol. 20, #2 Spring/Summer 2016

Purdue Libraries News-Progress continues to be made on the Wilmeth Active Learning Center  center scheduled to open in August 2017.  Dave Zwicky now handles our Patent & Trademark responsibilities.  We've acquired Lexis Nexis State Capital, Women in the National Archives (British), United Nations Treaty Series, U.S. Declassified Documents Online, World's Fairs & Expositions:  Visions of Tomorrow (Smithsonian Collection) 1840-1923, and various other Gale databases.  Bert Chapman has had articles published in journals such as Astropolitics, Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, and Korean Journal of Defense Analysis.  Most of these can be found at  Purdue's epubs. (Bert Chapman)

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  NCSC was initially established as the National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX) on December 28, 2000 when President Bill Clinton signed Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) 75 "Counterintelligence Effectiveness:  Counterintelligence for the 21st Century." The Counterintelligence Enhancement Act of 2002 (signed by President George W. Bush) gave this entity a statutory basis.  NCIX was transition to NCSC by the Director of National Intelligence in December 2014.  NCSC missions include:

  • National Threat Identification and Prioritization Assessment (NTIPA) and other analytic (counterintellgence) CI products.
  • The National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America.
  • Priorities for CI collection, investigations, and operations.,
  • CI program budgets and evaluations that reflect strategic priorities.
  • In-depth espionage damage assessments.
  • CI awareness, outreach, and training standards policies.

NCSC works with industry to protect the security of national security sensitive information and products. Sample information resources on its website include Guidelines for Personnel Security Research Recommendations from the IC Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Group (2012), Traveling Overseas With Mobile Phones, Laptops, PDAs, and Other Electronic Devices (n.d.), instructional video tutorials, older editions of reports such as the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States, reports on economic espionage against the United States from 1995-2011, Summary of Federal Citations for the National Insider Threat Task Force (n.d.), and Protect Your Organization from the Inside Out:  Government Best Practices (2016). (Bert Chapman)

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank-The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AAIB) began as a Chinese initiative in 2013.
It serves as a multilateral development bank focusing on developing Asian infrastructure sectors such as energy and power, transportation and telecommunications, agriculture and rural infrastructures, water supply and sanitation, environmental protection, urban development, and logistics.   Current members are listed here and encompass countries outside of Asia.  Its website features news, information about career opportunities, descriptions of projects such as Indonesia's National Slum Upgrading Project
video webcasts of the June 25-26, 2016 annual meeting in Beijing, procedural documents such as by-laws and codes of conduct, Sovereign Loan Pricing (2016), and other materials.  Given, AAIB's Chinese origins and preeminence, there is some speculation that it may seek to rival the World Bank as a center for international economic assistance. (Bert Chapman)

Journal of Strategic Intelligence-National Intelligence University has launched the Journal of Strategic Intelligence.  Besides book reviews, contents include articles on Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, South Korea's engagement strategy, Al-Shaabab, Pakistan's separatist Balochistan region, the Monroe Doctrine's demise in Latin America, and work by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Detachment 101 and anti-Japanese operations in Burma (Myanmar) between 1942-1945. (Bert Chapman)

Atlantic Monthly has just published A Snapshot of a 21st Century Librarian featuring IU's Theresa Quill.


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