Articles Tagged: National Security Agency (NSA)

Perspectives on Collection, Retention, and Dissemination of Intelligence

In this new Policy Outlook, Institute Policy Advisor Daniel Gallington reviews how the U.S. government collects, retains, and uses intelligence information.  Gallington, a former Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Department of Justice and Legal Adviser for Intelligence Oversight in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), brings a deep understanding of the roles and responsibilities […]

America Is a Sitting Duck for Cyberattacks: The private sector’s Internet infrastructure is very vulnerable.

Here we go, beating ourselves up over the Edward Snowden-leaked National Security Agency programs designed to sort through trillions of telecommunications to find the few related to terrorism. Yet we don’t seem at all concerned about how fragile and vulnerable our huge private sector critical cyberinfrastructure, such as our electrical grid, Internet, banking and financial […]

Snowden’s Misleading Testimony

NSA leaker Edward Snowden made two particularly spectacular public appearances (by remote) earlier this month; first by giving testimony to the European Parliament and second at the SXSW conference in Austin.   In both, he repeated assertions that the NSA’s phone metadata collection program had not stopped any terrorist attacks, concluding therefore that they offered no […]

Stating the Obvious About Surveillance

In a recent interview, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made the following – and painfully obvious – statements about the betrayals and disclosures of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden: I probably shouldn’t say this, but I will. Had we been transparent about this from the outset right after 9/11 — which is the genesis […]

Crunch Time for Reforming the NSA

Institute Fellow Dan Gallington discusses reform of the National Security Agency (NSA) on To the Point, a NPR radio program from Santa Monica, CA. A recording of the program is available here.

Daniel Gallington on NSA and Intelligence Collection Reforms

Institute Fellow Dan Gallington discusses the balance between public and private mining and tracking of personal information on Secure Freedom Radio. A recording of the program is available here.

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