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  • NSA Surveillance Media Coverage
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    National Security Agency Surveillance Programs

    Washington Post correspondents talked about their contributions to their newspaper’s coverage of National Security Agency’s surveillance programs that collected metadata of Americans' phone records.…

  • Washington Journal NSA Data Collection
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    Proposed Changes to National Security Agency Data Collections

    Ellen Nakashima compared two plans for changing the methods used by the National Security Agency to collect and store data, one from the Obama administration and one from the House…

  • Newsmakers David Medine
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    Newsmakers with David Medine

    David Medine talked about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Review Board’s January 23, 2014, report, which concluded that the NSA’s…

  • Cyber Attack Scenario
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    Cyber Attack Scenario

    Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair James Cartwright and others took part in a role-playing game as part of a cybersecurity conference. The participants pretended a foreign country had launched a…

  • Newsmakers with Senator Joe Lieberman
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    Newsmakers with Senator Joe Lieberman

    Homeland Security Committee Chair Joe Lieberman (I-CT) talked about the attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya. He assessed the level of terrorist threats against the U.S. and the…

  • Cyber Security in the Information Age
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    Cyber Security in the Information Age

    Cyber security representatives from the Defense and Homeland Security Departments and a former Facebook security chief talked about emerging cyber attack threats. They also focused on a…

  • Congress the Executive Branch and the Cyber Threat
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    Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Cyber Threat

    Panelists spoke about cyber threats to national security and the ongoing search for effective mechanisms to respond to them both inside and outside government. Among the topics they…

  • Communicators with Philip Reitinger
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    Communicators with Philip Reitinger

    Deputy Undersecretary Philip Reitiinger talked about protecting the U.S. government’s computing systems from domestic and foreign threats. Topics included the Department of Homeland Security’s work with the…

  •  Role of the Media in Covering National Security Issues
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    Role of the Media in Covering National Security Issues

    Panelists talked about the role of the media in covering national security issues. Among the topics they addressed were sourcing, presentation of classified or sensitive material, research…

  • emThe Prince of Tennesseeem
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    The Prince of Tennessee

    Mr. Maraniss and Ms. Nakashima talk about their new book The Prince of Tennessee: The Rise of Al Gore, published by Simon and Schuster. The book looks at the early years of Al Gore’s life,…