2,793Oct 29, 2013
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 ...
400Sep 11, 2013
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 ...
1,317Jul 31, 2013
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 ...
585Jul 17, 2013
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 (NSA) ...
408May 8, 2013
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 private ...
348Oct 18, 2012
Book Discussion on 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 ...
414Mar 16, 2011
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.
During the ...
341Dec 20, 2010
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 ...
47Dec 12, 2009
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 ...
343Jul 15, 2009
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 ...
117Jun 2, 2009
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 terrorists, ...
104May 28, 2009
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 ...
119May 15, 2009
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 ...
175Apr 28, 2009
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 ...
132Apr 29, 2008
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 ...
28Dec 19, 2007
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 conduct ...
30Oct 16, 2007
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 ...
21Dec 19, 2006
Passenger Screening and Privacy
Stewart Baker talked about privacy issues with terrorist screening and the Department of Homeland Security Automated Targeting System and Passenger Name Record initiatives. He and other ...
38Dec 1, 2006
Civil Litigation and Terrorism
Assistant Secretary Baker opened the National Security Law Conference with remarks on U.S. security interests and law enforcement programs to strengthen national security. Following opening ...
67Jun 19, 2006
Immigration Enforcement at the Workplace
Government officials and others testified about issues of immigration enforcement at the workplace, with an emphasis on learning from the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty. Topics included the ...
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