Fall 2016 Letter from the Director

Sep 15, 2016

Dear Friends of the Intelligence Studies Project,
 
The students have returned to the 40 Acres, the Longhorns vanquished Notre Dame on the gridiron, and the Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project’s second academic year of programs is underway.  In an active first year, we diversified our course offerings, produced policy-relevant research, and hosted public discussions of important current intelligence issues. 
 

Brumley Fellows Conduct Research with the Intelligence Studies Project

Aug 29, 2016

Eric Manpearl

Eric is a Brumley Next Generation Senior Graduate Fellow engaged in research with the ISP. He is a dual degree candidate pursuing a J.D. and Master of Public Affairs at The University of Texas School of Law and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, respectively. His research focuses on security and privacy issues, the intersection of intelligence and politics, and oversight of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Eric’s research paper on the role of intelligence issues in U.S. presidential elections appeared in the Lawfare national security journal (here). Eric is currently researching the evolution of non-U.S. Person’s privacy rights in signals intelligence collection. Eric is also a Ben Barnes Fellow in Public Leadership at the LBJ School and the Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review.

2016 "Bobby R. Inman Award" Recipient and Semifinalists Announced

Aug 10, 2016

Austin, Texas – The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists of the second “Bobby R. Inman Award” recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Intelligence Studies Project Director Interviewed in Spy Museum Podcast

Aug 10, 2016

Steve Slick was interviewed for the SpyCast series by Dr. Vince Houghton, the Historian and Curator of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

Alcalde Magazine's Coverage of the Intelligence Studies Project

Jun 14, 2016

In its column "Changing the World", the UT publication explores how ISP offers fresh perspectives on how to keep the nation safe.

Slick and Inboden: U.S. must streamline intelligence processes

Jul 01, 2016

Steve Slick and Will Inboden's recent op-ed for The Dallas Morning News based on their PRP class "Intelligence in American Society".

Intelligence Planks for a Sturdy National Security Platform

Jun 28, 2016

In his recent post for Lawfare, Director Slick proposes specific intelligence policy planks for the 2016 party platforms.

"Intelligence in American Society" Report Published

Jun 27, 2016

Click here for the full text of the report drafted by LBJ School students who participated in the ISP-sponsored Policy Research Project during the 2015-16 academic year on the oversight of U.S. Intelligence. The PRP was led by ISP Director Steve Slick and Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden. The students briefed the report's findings and recommendations to PD/DNI Stephanie O'Sullivan, DIRNSA Adm. Michael Rogers, and other IC officials during a May 2016 visit to Washington, D.C.

Gala in Honor of Admiral Bobby R. Inman Chair in Intelligence Studies

Apr 29, 2016

On April 29, UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves, along with the Robert Strauss Center and the Clements Center, hosted a gala dinner honoring Admiral Bobby R. Inman. It was a special evening, and all proceeds from the event are helping create the Admiral Bobby R. Inman Chair in Intelligence Studies. So far, $600,000 has been raised toward the $4 million endowment goal.

Slick quoted on U.S.-Israel Cyber Collaboration

May 14, 2016

ISP Director Steve Slick was quoted this week in the article “How Israel is turning part of the Negev Desert into a cyber-city” (The Washington Post).