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    Visa Waiver Program and National Security

    Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff talked about the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which allows citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa. He…

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    National Security Agency Surveillance Programs

    Former National Security Agency (NSA) General Counsel Stewart Baker and open Internet advocates talked about the impact of NSA surveillance programs on U.S. commercial interests and global…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

    Witnesses testified on a House-passed bill reigns in National Security Agency’s (NSA) metadata surveillance programs conducted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).…

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    National Security Agency Programs

    Top intelligence officials defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program, saying spying on foreign leaders was fundamental to intelligence gathering. Their testimony came…

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    Homeland Security Threats

    Former officials testified about challenges to homeland security and department operations in the ten years since the Department of Homeland Security was created. Among the topics they…

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    Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy

    Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to gather…

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    NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 2

    The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security Agency…

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    Cybersecurity Threats

    Witnesses testified on Justice Department and FBI resources and strategy against advanced cyber threats, and ways the federal government could work with local and state officials and the…

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    Patriots Debate

    Co-editor Harvey Rishikof and four other contributors to the book, Patriots Debate, talked about cyberwarfare and the future of military detention programs. Patriots Debate is an American…

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    Transportation Safety Administration Oversight

    Witnesses testified about airport security and body imaging technology, as well as the effectiveness, health risks and privacy concerns with using body imaging technology in airports.…

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    U.S. Homeland Security

    Stewart Baker talked about concerns of al-Qaeda attacking the U.S. over the holidays, and the ability of the U.S. to prevent a foreign or domestic terrorist attack. He responded to telephone…

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    REAL ID Act

    Witnesses testified about the implementation and enforcement of the REAL ID and the PASS ID Acts. The acts created minimum federal standards for identification cards as well as an…

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    Stewart Baker on Transportation Security Agency Updated Procedure Manual

    Stewart Baker, Former Assistant Homeland Security Secretary, talked about the Transportation Security Agency’s edited version of their procedure manual online. He talks about what…

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    Security, Privacy, and Technology

    Panel two of the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference addressed security and privacy in relation to developing technologies. Topics included cyberterrorism, the motivations of…

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    National Cybersecurity Strategy

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing titled, “Cyber Security: Developing a National Strategy.” Witnesses talked about threats to defense and…

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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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    National Cyberinfrastructure Security

    Stewart Baker and Representative Jim Langevin talked about debate at the White House, in Congress, and in security agencies over protecting the nation’s computer-based infrastructure. The White House has completed…

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    REAL ID Act and Travel

    A hearing was held on the impact of implementating the REAL ID Act and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The REAL ID Act established standards and criteria for documents such as…

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    Justice Department National Security Efforts

    Attorney General Mukasey talked about the need to modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA regulates the when the government must obtain a court order in order to…

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    Port Security Legislation

    Witnesses testified about progress in the requirements of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act since the law was enacted a year ago. Topics included shipping container…

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