Congressional Research Service Reports of relevance to Fusion Centers and Justice and Public Safety Agencies
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is "the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS works exclusively and directly for Members of Congress on a confidential, nonpartisan basis." (see Finding CRS Reports)
Note on finding CRS reports
CRS reports are not made directly available to the public. You must request reports from Congressional representatives or purchase the reports from private vendors. A limited number of reports are also on-line via Members of Congress, non-profits, and educational institutions. Some useful collections include:
- Federation of American Scientists, which organizes reports by topic, including: Homeland Security, Terrorism, Intelligence, and Secrecy & Info Policy.
- The University of North Texas Libraries, which hosts a website project to provide permanent public access to CRS reports. The Library "aims to provide integrated, searchable access to many of the full-text CRS reports that have been available at a variety of different Web sites since 1990."
Source: Page created by the DHS/Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the DHS/Privacy Office in cooperation with the DOJ, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.