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    International Technology Standards

    Experts discuss the geopolitics of global technology standards at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council.

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    Domestic Terrorism

    Former Department of Homeland Security secretaries discussed the rise of domestic terrorism at an event hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. Topics included white supremacist…

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    Council on Foreign Relations Discussion on COVID-19 and Pandemic Preparedness

    The Council on Foreign Relations hosted a virtual event with members of their independent task force on preparing for the next pandemic to discuss their recently launched report on the…

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    Coronavirus Outbreak and Global Health Threats

    U.S. health officials discussed the coronavirus outbreak and threats to global health. Speakers included Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Dr. Robert Kadlec and Dr. Anthony…

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    Homeland Security and Immigration Enforcement

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan spoke about border security and immigration policy. While immigration was the focus, Mr. McAleenan also addressed election security and…

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    Frances Townsend on National Security

    Frances Townsend, former Homeland Security adviser to former President George W. Bush, talked about national security issues at an event hosted by the American Bar Association’s Standing…

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    Social Media and Combating Terrorism

    The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) held a panel discussion on efforts to combat global extremist groups' use of social media platforms to recruit and radicalize individuals. Senate Homeland…

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    Orlando Mass Shooting and National Security

    Fran Townsend spoke by phone about what led up to the mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, in which more than 100 people were killed or injured.

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    Open Phones on Orlando Shooting

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub. At least 100 people were killed or injured. This is the worst mass shooting in…

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    Lisa Monaco and Frances Townsend on National Security

    Lisa Monaco and Fran Townsend spoke about national security issues, as well as their time as presidential Homeland Security advisers. They talked about the demands of the job, as well as…

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    Counterterrorism Efforts

    Panelists talked about the global war on terrorism and the arguments for and against increased U.S. involvement in global conflicts. They spoke about about extremist groups in Syria, Iraq,…

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    National Security and Intelligence Operations

    Congressional leaders spoke about intelligence operations and national security issues. Among the topics they addressed were the U.S. and international community response to the use of…

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    Media Coverage of National Security Issues

    Three journalists and a former member of the George W. Bush administration talked about the proper balance between the public’s right to know intelligence information and protection of…

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    John Brennan on Homeland Security and Terrorism Threats

    John Brennan was interviewed by Fran Townsend about the status of U.S. homeland security ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the topics he addressed were…

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    James Clapper Remarks

    James Clapper gave the closing keynote address at a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum on homeland security. He talked about developments in the intelligence community…

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    Iran's Nuclear and Terrorist Threats

    Former officials from the George W. Bush administration talked about the nuclear and terrorist threat posed by Iran. Topics included U.S. policy toward Iran and the terrorist designation for the…

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    Daily Beast Innovators Summit, Day 2, Part 5

    Former commander of the Afghanistan forces General Stanley McChrystal and former White House National Security Adviser Frances Townsend talked about leadership. Following his remarks, he…

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    Fran Townsend on Homeland Security

    Fran Townsend talked about her frustration with the apparent continued lack of information-sharing among intelligence agencies in the aftermath of the Christmas Day and Time Square bombing attempts.…

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    Intelligence Reform and National Security

    Panelists talked about intelligence reform. This program was part of a conference on the state of intelligence reform as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence approaches its…

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    Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the U.S.

    James Rubin and Frances Fargos Townsend spoke about U.S. foreign policy and challenges facing U.S. diplomatic efforts. Among the topics they addressed were security in Iraq and Afghanistan,…

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