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Chesney Testifies before House Armed Services on AUMF

Feb 26, 2015

On February 26, Strauss Center Director and UT Law Professor Robert Chesney testified before the House Armed Services Committee in a hearing entitled Outside Perspectives on the President’s Proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

CIA looks to expand its cyber espionage capabilities

Feb 23, 2015

CIA Director John Brennan is planning a major expansion of the agency’s cyber-espionage capabilities as part of a broad restructuring of an intelligence service long defined by its human spy work, current and former U.S. officials said.

Director of ISP interviewed on Fox News 7

Feb 16, 2015

In an interview on Good Day Austin, Intelligence Studies Project Director Stephen Slick discussed the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Islamic State in Libya and commented on why such violent acts are perpetuated and what this means for U.S. policy.

To see the changes Edward Snowden wrought, just look at your smartphone

Dec 10, 2014

After Edward Snowden leaked information about a wide range of government surveillance programs, many people expected a major legal shift in the world of Internet security. But calls for stricter laws may be missing the point.

Up in the Air

Oct 29, 2014

The drone revolution isn’t coming—it’s already here. Can UT expertise help us navigate the future?

Intel Chief: Russia Tops China as Cyber Threat

Oct 17, 2014

The top U.S. spy sounded alarms about America’s lack of preparedness to combat a growing threat from cyberattacks and said that Russia poses a greater cyberspying threat than China. 

The White House has a policy problem, not an intelligence problem

Oct 01, 2014

The controversy du jour centers on President Obama's recent 60 Minutes interview where, among other comments, he singled out DNI James Clapper for the intelligence failures that allegedly missed the Islamic State threat.

Inside NSA

Dec 23, 2013

Welcome to "Inside NSA: We Brought in a Recording Device So You Don't Have To"---a special series of podcast interviews of senior NSA officials that we conducted last week.

Inside NSA, Part V--Fran Fleisch

Dec 20, 2013

Since the Snowden leaks began, managing the agency's external relations has kept both General Keith Alexander and Inglis fully occupied, and Fleisch has basically functioned as the agency's front-line manager.

Inside NSA, Part IV--Anne Neuberger

Dec 19, 2013

Anne Neuberger, has the unenviable task of running NSA's liaison with the U.S. private sector. She talks about NSA's sense of responsibility for the predicament it has created for industry and the need for some clear legal process for industry cooperation with intelligence programs.