Last week, George Washington University and the CIA co-hosted an event entitled Ethos and Profession of Intelligence.
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Last week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted Ben, along with Laura Donohue of Georgetown law school, former NSA Director Michael Hayden, and Robin Simcox of the Henry Jackson Society, to discuss the future of surveillance reform in a post-Snowden world. What have we learned about NSA surveillance activities and its oversight mechanisms since June 2013? In what way should U.S. intelligence operations be informed by their potential impact on U.S. on economic interests?
In his thoughtful piece on arguments regarding the broad use of encryption to secure communications and devices, not surprisingly Ben puts forth some ideas with which I disagree. Hence, to his part II, I provide this counterpart.