President Trump has signed a massive new National Defense Authorization Act. What does it mean for U.S. national security?
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After several months of back-and-forth, the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on a consensus version of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) on July 23. FIRRMA reforms the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process currently used to evaluate and address national security-related concerns related to foreign investment into the United States.
As Congress signals interest in harsh elections interference sanctions before the midterms, one particular bill warrants deeper analysis: the bipartisan Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018.
With President Trump continuing to threaten the Mueller investigation, Congress is moving forward with legislation to protect the special counsel. But that legislation will have to make its way through complex congressional procedures in order to succeed.
Congress tries to reform itself and streamline oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. Maybe this time is the charm.
Highlights from the omnibus spending bill of interest to Lawfare readers.
A forthcoming draft paper in the Harvard Law Review takes up the question.
Senator Graham’s Proposed Return to the Independent Counsel Statute and the Problem of Impeachment Anxiety Syndrome
Legislation to limit the president’s capacity to fire the special counsel is a bad idea.
Congress and Counterintelligence: The Unique Vulnerabilities of the U.S. Congress to Malign Foreign Influence
The United States needs more than the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) to ensure that our legislators and their staffers are transparent about their contacts with foreign actors who may be seeking to exert influence.
Inspecting anti-virus source code is probably not enough to make Kaspersky products a safe tool for Congress.