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  • Former Government Attorneys on Threats to Democratic Institutions
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    Former Government Attorneys on Threats to Democratic Institutions

    Former government attorneys were among the speakers at a discussion on threats to U.S. democratic institutions hosted by the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin…

  • Justice and Homeland Security Officials Testify on Election Security
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    Election Security

    Justice and Homeland Security Department officials testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the efforts of their respective agencies to combat U.S. election interference by…

  • Annual Homeland Security Law Conference
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    Annual Homeland Security Law Conference

    Monika Bickert, the head of Facebook’s Product Policy and Counterterrorism department, and Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to the president took part in a homeland security…

  • Panelists Discuss State of US Homeland Security
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    Capitol Hill National Security Forum, Strengthening Homeland Security

    Panelists talked about ongoing efforts to improve the state of U.S. homeland security. Speakers included Obama administration Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and George W. Bush…

  • Senators Press FBI for Answers on Wiretapping Claim at Hearing on Russian Interference
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    Russian Interference in Democracies

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on Russia’s attempts to influence democratic countries around the world by various means, including propaganda,…

  • Potomac Institute Hosts Discussion on NATO
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    NATO Operations

    Nine experts on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization military alliance talked about the results of the most recent conference of leaders of the alliance’s member states, held in July 2016. The…

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on FISA Reauthorization
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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, National Security and Privacy

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act, which was up for reauthorization in 2017. Former national security and…

  • Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco on Counterterrorism Efforts
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    National Security Threats and Counterterrorism Efforts

    Lisa Monaco talked about U.S.-led efforts to combat ISIS* in Iraq and Syria. Following her prepared remarks, she took part in a question-and-answer session moderated by attorney Kenneth…

  • Fourth Amendment and Technology Panel 3
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    Fourth Amendment and Technology, Panel 3

    Panelists talked about how the state of digital technology and government surveillance has outpaced privacy protection laws, including the Fourth Amendment. Speakers include Google’s senior…

  • Privacy  Civil Liberties Oversight Board Morning Session
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    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Legal Perspectives

    Legal experts talked about legal and constitutional questions about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs leaked to the press by Edward Snowden. “Legal/Constitutional…

  • Privacy in the Digital Age
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    Privacy in the Digital Age

    Panelists talked about how new technologies have outpaced traditional privacy safeguards and what the possibilities are for updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and other electronic…

  • National Security Panel 1
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    National Security, Panel 1

    Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between government secrecy, transparency and public access to information. Panelists analyzed the implications of…

  • Supreme Court Term Preview
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    Supreme Court Term Preview

    Legal experts previewed the 2012-13 Supreme Court term. Some of the cases included affirmative action at universities, human rights abuses overseas, national security, and privacy issues,…

  • White House Role in Counterterrorism
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    White House Role in Counterterrorism

    National security officials from the George W. Bush and Obama administrations talked about the role of the White House in counterterrorism and national security issues. They also responded…

  • Defense and Prosecution of Classified Information Cases
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    Defense and Prosecution of Classified Information Cases

    Panelists talked about investigating and prosecuting cases in which national security violations are alleged, concerns over privacy and free speech issues, the needs of law enforcement and…