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  • Congress and National Security
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    Congress and National Security

    Panelists talked about congressional oversight of the Homeland Security Department. Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge called the current oversight committee structure “archaic,…

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  • Media Shield Laws
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    Media Shield Laws

    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), co-sponsor of the Free Flow of Information Act, talked about the proposed national shield law that would protect journalists from prosecution for protecting their sources. He was…

    338 views
  • PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
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    PATRIOT Act Reauthorization

    Witnesses testified about the USA PATRIOT Act focusing on portions of the Act being considered for re-authorization and renewal. Among the topics they addressed were the use of wiretaps,…

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  • Surveillance and Intelligence
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    Surveillance and Intelligence

    In the third of several panels of a day-long event titled, “Counterterroism and the Obama Administration,” participants spoke about surveillance and intelligence. Among the topics they…

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  • Warrantless Domestic Surveillance
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    Warrantless Domestic Surveillance

    Assistant Attorney General for National Security Kenneth Wainstein talked about the modernization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). He talked about the Bush administration’s…

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  • Future Surveillance Laws
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    Future Surveillance Laws

    The panelists offered suggestions for modernizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to meet current intelligence challenges. Moderator Suzanne Spaulding asked questions. Then…

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  • Chinese Spying Charges
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    Chinese Spying Charges

    Justice Department officials announced that a U.S. government official and up to four Chinese nationals are being charged with spying on the United States and giving U.S. military secrets…

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  • Weapons Export Controls
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    Weapons Export Controls

    Officials spoke to reporters about a comprehensive export enforcement initiative designed to control technology that could be used to fabricate or enhance weapons of mass destruction. They…

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  • Warrantless Domestic Surveillance
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    Warrantless Domestic Surveillance

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Warrantless Surveillance and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: The Role of Checks and Balances in Protecting Americans' Privacy…

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  • Warrentless Domestic Surveillance
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    Warrentless Domestic Surveillance

    Witnesses testified about the Foreign Intelligence Security Act (FISA) and extending legislation permitting wider use of warrantless wiretaps in conducting domestic surveillance. Among the…

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  • Attorney General Gonzales Farewell
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    Attorney General Gonzales Farewell

    At a farewell ceremony for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Justice Department employees and others praised his career and accomplishments and reminisced about working with him. The…

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  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Modernization
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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Modernization

    The Senate Select Intelligence Committee held a hearing on proposals to revise the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Witnesses testified about domestic surveillance programs,…

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  • Executive Branch View of National Security Law
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    Executive Branch View of National Security Law

    Panelists talked about new developments in national security, the role of the executive branch in setting and enforcing national security policy, as well as legal and constitutional…

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