In light of Michael Sulmeyer’s excellent recent piece on splitting NSA and CYBERCOM, which ran at War on the Rocks last week, I want to pull together some of the key legal and policy developments of the past year in a single narrative. My aim is to put them in context with each other in a way that will provide useful background for those new to this issue, while also putting a spotlight on the deconfliction-of-equities issue that the split proposal raises.
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This morning at 10:00 ET we are liveblogging the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on Section 702, the provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act set to sunset at the end of this year.
On March 30, the Heritage Foundation held a day-long event entitled "The Role of Intelligence." Here's the agenda, along with the video of each session:
In May, Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave an address at the Joint Service Academies Cyber Security Summit at West Point. After he spoke for twenty minutes on the importance of Internet security and a good national defense, I was able to ask him a question (32:42 mark) about security versus surveillance: