The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Cody M. Poplin
Monday, June 15, 2015, 12:30 AM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Tuesday, June 16th at 6:30 pm: Busboys and Poets Brookland will host a book talk with Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Jr. on his new book Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy. Josh Gerstein of Politico will moderate the conversation. See more here

Wednesday, June 17th at 10 am: The U.S. Senate Commitee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold a hearing on Governing through Goal Setting: Enhancing the Economic and National Security of America. Joseph I. Lieberman, Jon Huntsman, Jr., Andrew Tisch, and Andrea Hogan will provide testimony. See more information on the Committee's website

Wednesday, June 17th at 12:30 pm: The Goethe Institut of Washington will hold a lunch-time dialogue, entitled Privacy and Security: A Comparative Constitutional Law Conversation, on the pointed differences between American and German interpretations of the Snowden revelations. Georgetown Law Professor David Cole and Washington & Lee School of Law Professor Russell Miller will provide remarks. RSVP

Wednesday, June 17th at 4 pm: At the Atlantic Council, Nora Bensahel will moderate a conversation with Jason Healey, Chris Inglis, and Brandon Valeriano on Waging Cyber Conflict. Register or watch the livestream here

Thursday, June 18th at 5 pm: The Smart Women, Smart Power initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a discussion on Fighting Terrorism in the Age of ISIS with Fran Townsend, former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser to President George W. Bush. Nina Easton will moderate the conversation. Register here

Upcoming Lawfare Event: On June 25th, the Hoover Institution and Lawfare will hold a joint book reception celebrating Ken Anderson and Benjamin Wittes's newest book on national security law titled Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration's Addresses on National Security Law. Please join us for a cocktail reception at 5 pm, followed by remarks and an audience Q&A. More details on Lawfare

 

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

 

Associate Chief Counsel (Enforcement)

ORGANIZATION:              Department of Homeland Security

SALARY RANGE: $121,956 - 183,300
DEADLINE: July 6, 2015
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: Washington, DC
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret/SCI

 

Job Summary:

The incumbent of this position serves as the Associate Chief Counsel (Enforcement), in the Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in direct support of the General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The General Counsel, who is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the Department's chief legal advisor and principal legal advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security and, as such, has final authority and responsibility for legal policy determinations within the Department and its components.

 

Qualifications:

See job annoucement. 

How to Apply: 

Apply through the USA Jobs portal here

Analyst in Cybersecurity Policy

ORGANIZATION:              Library of Congress

SALARY RANGE: $107,325 - 139,523
DEADLINE: June 19, 2015
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: Washington, DC
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret

 

Job Summary:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance (G&F) Division is seeking an Analyst in Cybersecurity Policy to conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on civilian federal and private-sector cybersecurity policy and legislation. The analyst will apply broad knowledge of policy and technical approaches to examine the efforts of federal entities, the private sector, and public/private partnerships regarding cybersecurity; address the policy impacts of information technology security; and analyze the threats and impacts of cyberattacks, vulnerabilities of information technology, and defense and countermeasures in a legislative policy context.

The analyst will provide objective, expert policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff, including preparing objective, authoritative, non-partisan, and innovative analytical studies on policy issues of national or international significance; providing personal assistance as a national expert on public policy issues throughout the legislative process, including analyzing and evaluating legislative proposals; and planning and leading multi-disciplinary team research projects and seminars.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Qualifications:

Applicants must also have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

How to Apply: 

Apply through the USA Jobs portal here.