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[4/30] Remarks by the President to the American Legion National Convention

[5/30] FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Executive Actions to Fulfill our Promises to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

[6/30] FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Record for Women and Girls

[7/30] Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Salim al-Jabouri

[8/30] Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi

[9/30] Presidential Proclamation -- Women's Equality Day, 2014

[10/30] Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 8/25/2014

[11/30] White House Appoints 2014-2015 Class of White House Fellows

[12/30] Statement from National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the Release of Peter Theo Curtis

[13/30] Readout of Vice President Biden's Call with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani

[14/30] Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

[15/30] Weekly Address: The Export-Import Bank

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[17/30] Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany

[18/30] Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, 8/22/2014

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[21/30] Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden On the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of The Baltic Way

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[23/30] Statement by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco on Attempted Rescue Operation

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Government Policy and Regulations can be a tiresome process to find, especially if you are the one in charge of molding that policy for your company or your business interests.

Here at the Security Website we have populated a list of the most frequently used policy advice and links that deal with the Security Regulations of your Government.

 

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POLICY FROM THE UK CABINET OFFICE


The British Government has published its Strategic Defence and Security Review: Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty which sets out how we will deliver the priorities identified in the National Security Strategy It describes how we will equip our armed forces, our police and intelligence agencies to tackle the threats we face today and in the future.

National security is the first duty of Government.  Britain as a country continues to have global responsibilities and global ambitions. We will remain a first rate military power.

National security depends upon economic security, and vice versa. Bringing the defence programme back into balance has required some tough decisions but is a vital part of both how we tackle the deficit and how we protect our national security.

Faced with these challenges, the Government has been determined to make the right decisions for the long-term defence and prosperity of the country.

This Review will equip us with modern defences: Armed Forces and equipment fit for the 21st century; strong security and intelligence agencies; and diplomats and development aid which can help us prevent threats before they become a reality. We will double the amount of aid we spend in conflict countries, tackling threats at their source.

The British Government will continue to invest in their security and intelligence agencies. They will also establish a transformative national programme to protect ourselves in cyberspace, backed by £650m of new funds.


Securing Britian in an Age of Uncertainty: The Strategic Defence and Security Review

A Strong Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The National Security Strategy



 

TERRORISM PUBLICATIONS

***** NEW *****

Proscribed terror groups or organisations ----- 11/07/2011

The list of terrorist groups or organisations banned under UK law, and the criteria that are considered when deciding whether or not to proscribe a group or organisation.


Terrorism Act 2000 (Remedial) Order 2011 ----- 17/03/2011

Remedial order under the Human Rights Act 1998 makes changes to stop and search powers legislation.

The Home Secretary announced on 26 January the findings from the review of counter-terrorism and security powers. One of the recommendations of the review was that stop and search powers under sections 44-47 of the Terrorism Act 2000 should be repealed and replaced with a much more limited power.

This recommendation was based on the Government’s commitments to introduce safeguards against the misuse of terrorism legislation, and in order to bring the powers into line with the European Convention of Human Rights, following the European Court of Human Rights ruling in the case of Gillan and Quinton v United Kingdom.

The recommendation is being implemented by provisions in the Protection of Freedoms Bill which was introduced to Parliament on 11 February. The review also recommended that consideration be given to whether the new counter-terrorism stop and search powers should be available more quickly than the Protection of Freedoms Bill would allow. On 1 March 2011 the Home Secretary announced that she had concluded that the police do need the powers more quickly than the Bill would allow.

Remedial order

The Home Secretary has therefore made a “remedial order” under section 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998 to make immediate changes to the legislation. The new powers contained in that order are supported by a robust statutory Code of Practice.

The remedial order replaces sections 44 to 47 of the Terrorism Act 2000 with a more targeted and proportionate power. The provisions in the order will cease to have effect on the coming into force of the similar provisions in the Protection of Freedoms Bill – in other words, the order makes temporary provision while the Protection of Freedoms Bill is being taken through Parliament.  The order will come into force on 18 March.

The following documents are available to download below:


Terrorism Act 2000 (Remedial) Order 2011

Code of Practice

Explanatory Memorandum to the Order

Equality Impact Assessment


Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills ----- 11/02/2011

This draft legislation was published on 11 February.

The Home Secretary’s recent review of counter terrorism and security powers recommended a reduction in the maximum period of pre charge detention for terrorist suspects from 28 to 14 days. To deal with any exceptional circumstances the review also recommended the publication of draft emergency legislation which could be introduced where more than 14 days was considered necessary, which would temporarily increase the maximum period back to 28 days. Draft legislation was published on 11 February and is available to download below.


Review of counter-terrorism and security powers

These documents published follow the review of counter-terrorism and security powers. The Home Secretary announced the outcome of the review to Parliament on 26 January 2011.


Summary of responses to the consultation (PDF file - 616kb)

Equality impact assessment (PDF file - 810kb)

A report by Lord Macdonald of River Glaven QC

Review findings and recommendations (PDF file - 428kb)

 


 

COUNTER TERRORISM STRATEGY  (CONTEST)

***** NEW *****

The aim of CONTEST is to reduce the risk to the UK and its interests overseas from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence.

The scope of this revised CONTEST strategy has been broadened to cover all forms of terrorism.

Our counter-terrorism strategy will continue to be organised around four workstreams, each comprising a number of key objectives

Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks

Prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism

Protect: to strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack

Prepare: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack


Download the full strategy document, the executive summary and translations of the executive summary.

 

CONTEST summary (PDF file - 1mb - Warning: large file)

CONTEST strategy (PDF file - 3mb - Warning: large file)

Arabic translation of the summary of CONTEST (PDF file - 120kb)

Urdu translation of the summary of CONTEST (PDF file - 205kb)

Welsh translation of the summary of CONTEST (PDF file - 108kb)

 

The following fact sheets provide more information on the National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defence and Security Review of the UK.


Fact sheet 1: Our approach to the National Security Strategy

Fact sheet 2: National Security Risk Assessment

Fact sheet 3: Summary of key SDSR changes

Fact sheet 4: The National Security Tasks

Fact sheet 5: Future Force 2020 - Summary of size, shape and structure

Fact sheet 6: Future Force - Royal Navy

Fact sheet 7: Future Force - British Army

Fact sheet 8: Future Force - Royal Air Force

Fact sheet 9: Carrier Strike

Fact sheet 10: Trident Value for Money Review

Fact sheet 11: Changing the Defence Estate

Fact sheet 12: The Armed Forces Covenant

Fact sheet 13: Defence Reform

Fact sheet 14: Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA)

Fact sheet 15: Afghanistan

Fact sheet 16: Terrorism

Fact sheet 17: Instability and Conflict Overseas

Fact sheet 18: Cyber Security

Fact sheet 19: Energy, Resources and Climate Change

Fact sheet 20: Foreign Policy and Engagement Overseas

Fact sheet 21: Coordinating Our National Security Approach



UK Govt Talk Site

http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/


HMG Security Policy Framework

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/207318/hmg_security_policy.pdf


Governance, Risk Management & Compliance

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/spf/sp1_grmc.aspx


Protective Marking & Asset Control

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/spf/sp2_pmac.aspx


Personell Security

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/spf/sp3_ps.aspx


Information Security & Assurance

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/spf/sp4_isa.aspx

 

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)


RIPA is the law governing the use of covert techniques by public authorities.

It requires that when public authorities – such as the police or government departments – need to use covert techniques to obtain private information about someone, they do it in a way that is necessary, proportionate, and compatible with human rights.


When RIPA applies


RIPA applies to a wide-range of investigations in which private information might be obtained.

Cases in which it applies include:

Terrorism

Crime

Public safety

Emergency Services


What RIPA does

RIPA's guidelines and codes apply to actions such as:

Intercepting communications, such as the content of telephone calls, emails or letters acquiring communications data – the ‘who, when and where’ of communications, such as a telephone billing or subscriber details conducting covert surveillance, either in private premises or vehicles (intrusive surveillance) or in public places (directed surveillance) the use of covert human intelligence sources, such as informants or undercover officers access to electronic data protected by encryption or passwords

 

Codes of practice and forms

Before a person representing a public authority makes an application under RIPA, they should download and read the appropriate codes of practice.

 

Codes of practice and guidance for making an application under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (2000).


These help public authorities assess and understand whether and in what circumstances it is appropriate to use covert techniques.

The codes also provide guidance on what procedures need to be followed in each case. All RIPA codes must be approved and debated in both Houses of Parliament and published.


The codes


Guidance on the procedures that must be followed before interception of communications can take place.

Code of practice on the interception of communications

 

Guidance on the procedures to be followed before acquiring or disclosing communications data.

Code of practice on the acquisition and disclosure of communications data

 

Information and guidance for authorising covert surveillance and property interference.

Code of practice on covert surveillance and property interference

 

The following code applies to authorising and using covert intelligence sources.

Code of practice on the use of covert human intelligence sources

 

The following code provides guidance that should be followed when protected electronic information is decrypted.

Code of practice for the investigation of protected electronic information

 

Purchasing the codes

All the codes on this website can also be purchased from The Cabinet Office The Stationery Office (new window).

 

Physical Security

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/spf/sp5_ps.aspx


Counter-Terrorism

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/spf/sp6_ct.aspx


Business Continuity

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/spf/sp7_bc.aspx

 


 

Government of the United States of America


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USA THREAT LEVELS

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US Government Overview

http://www.whitehouse.gov/our_government/

 

Arms control and International Security

http://www.state.gov/t/

 

Homeland Security

http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

 

Prevention and Protection

http://www.dhs.gov/xprevprot/

 

US Travel Security Policy guidelines

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/index.shtm

 

National Security Agency Information Assurance

http://www.nsa.gov/ia/index.shtml

 

National Security Agency De-Classification Initiatives

http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/index.shtml

 

No FEAR Act

http://www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov/documents/ycr/nofearact.pdf

 

United States Senate Legislation

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_home.htm

 

US Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/

 


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