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The Biden administration has an important opportunity to rebuild and sustain trust in the software ecosystem by reforming the government vulnerability disclosure process into a more transparent and frequently used system.
On Jan. 5, 2021, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a joint statement, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Security Agency on the ongoing efforts of the recently created task force known as the Cyber Unified Coordination Group.
Trump political appointee Michael Ellis has been named to an important career position. Congress should investigate the suspicious circumstances of the selection, and the Biden transition should think carefully about what to do on Jan. 20.
On Monday, Feb. 24, the House Judiciary Committee introduced legislation that would amend and reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
The Justice Department has filed a civil complaint against Edward Snowden alleging that he violated non-disclosure agreements he signed with the CIA and NSA by both giving interviews he and failing to submit his new book for pre-publication review. The government is also suing the publisher of Snowden’s book to ensure that no profits from book sales are transferred to Snowden before the suit is resolved. The complaint can be read here and below.
In July 2017, Privacy International and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic (MFIA) filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the State Department, and the National Archives and Records Administration seeking access to records related to the Five Eyes alliance under the Freedom of Information Act.
The Senate intelligence committee is holding a hearing Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. on the nomination of Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to be director of the National Security Agency (Prepared Testimony). Watch the hearing live:
The next National Defense Authorization Act (the NDAA FY’18) is nearing the finish line. A Conference Report is now available, and so the time has come for a closer look at some of the key provisions of interest to Lawfare readers. My colleague Scott Anderson is going to post a broad overview shortly. For my part, I’d like to walk you through the “Cyberspace-Related Matters” section (sections 1631-1649C).