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The following are the Congressional Research Service reports published in 2014 that are discussed in this wiki (in reverse chronological order). Those reports that have already been summarized are in blue; those that have not yet been summarized are in red.

[NOTE: CRS Reports are often updated; many are updated multiple times. The links below are to the most recent version of the Report.]


  • The Presidential Records Act: Background and Recent Issues for Congress (Dec. 31, 2014).
  • Secret Sessions of the House and Senate: Authority, Confidentiality, and Frequency (CRS Report R42106) (Dec. 30, 2014).
  • The National Nanotechnology Initiative: Overview, Reauthorization, and Appropriations Issues (Dec. 16, 2014).
  • Cybersecurity Issues and Challenges: In Brief (Dec. 16, 2014).
  • The 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order: Overview and Considerations for Congress (Dec. 15, 2014).
  • Radio Broadcasting Chips for Smartphones: A Status Report (Dec. 15, 2014).
  • Legislation to Facilitate Cybersecurity Information Sharing: Economic Analysis (Dec. 11, 2014).
  • Anti-Terrorist/Anti-Money Laundering Information-Sharing by Financial Institutions under FINCEN's Regulations (CRS Legal Sidebar) (Dec. 10, 2014).
  • Net Neutrality: Can the FCC Reclassify Broadband Internet Access Services? (CRS Legal Sidebar) (Dec. 4, 2014).
  • What Is 5G? Implications for Spectrum and Technology Policy (CRS Insights) (Dec. 3, 2014).
  • Taxation of Internet Sales and Access: Legal Issues (Dec. 1, 2014).


  • "Amazon" Laws and Taxation of Internet Sales: Constitutional Analysis (Nov. 28, 2014).
  • Internet Domain Names: Background and Policy Issues (Nov. 26, 2014).
  • Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress (Nov. 26, 2014).
  • Cybersecurity: FISMA Reform (CRS Insights) (Nov. 24, 2014).
  • Intelligence Authorization Legislation for FY2014 and FY2015: Provisions, Status, Intelligence Community Framework {Nov. 20, 2014).
  • The Battle over Cable Boxes (CRS Insights) (Nov. 14, 2014).
  • When Will DOD Modernize its Electronic Health Records Systems? (CRS Insights) (Nov. 13, 2014).
  • Voter Identification Requirements: Background and Legal Issues (Nov. 3, 2014).



  • The Federal Trade Commission's Regulation of Data Security Under Its Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices (UDAP) Authority (CRS Report R43723) (Sept. 11, 2014).
  • The Help America Vote Act and Election Administration: Overview and Issues (Sept. 10, 2014).
  • Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment (CRS Report 95-815) (Sept. 8, 2014).
  • Protection of Trade Secrets: Overview of Current Law and Legislation (Sept. 5, 2014).


  • Can Body Worn Cameras Serve as a Deterrent to Police Misconduct?, CRS Insights (Aug. 28, 2014).
  • Reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts: Procedural and Operational Changes (Aug. 26, 2014).
  • Telemarketing Regulation: National and State Do Not Call Registries (Aug. 14, 2014).


  • Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of U.S.C. 1831 and 1832 (July 25, 2014).
  • Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Abridged Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832 (July 25, 2014).
  • Deploying 5G (Fifth Generation) Wireless Technology: Is the United States on Track?, CRS Insights (July 23, 2014).
  • "Black Boxes" in Passenger Vehicles: Policy Issues (July 21, 2014).
  • [[Bitcoin: Questions, Answers, and Analysis of Legal Issues]] (July 15, 2014).
  • Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information (July 14, 2014).
  • Access to Broadband Networks: The Net Neutrality Debate (July 2, 2014).



  • Congress's Contempt Power and the Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas: Law, History, Practice, and Procedure (May 8, 2014).
  • Reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC): Selection of Judges (May 5, 2014).
  • U.S. International Broadcasting: Background and Issues for Reform (May 2, 2014).





Other CRS Reports[]

The following entries list other CRS Reports by year: