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ISP Director Discourages Legislation on CTIIC

Aug 25, 2015

When a conference committee convenes to reconcile differences in the House and Senate versions of the 2016 Intelligence Authorization Act, Members should resist the temptation to legislate on the proposed CTIIC.

Incoming LBJ School Students Participate in CIA-led Exercise

Aug 04, 2015

On August 4, incoming students in the LBJ School’s masters degree programs completed an analytic simulation led by visiting officials from CIA’s Directorate of Analysis.

"Bobby R. Inman Award" Recipient and Semifinalists Announced

Aug 01, 2015

The ISP is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.

Slick, Chesney Discuss Foreign Intelligence, Section 215

May 18, 2015

ISP Director Steve Slick and Bobby Chesney participated in a PCLOB public hearing on foreign intelligence and counterterrorism activities conducted under EO 12333.

Office of the DNI's Greatest Hits

Apr 22, 2015

Perhaps the most tangible symbol of the post-9/11 government reforms, the position of director of national intelligence (DNI) marks its tenth anniversary this month.

CTIIC: Learning from the Choices and Challenges that Shaped the National Counterterrorism Center

Mar 04, 2015

A Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) established by the Director of National Intelligence in response to a presidential directive can play a valuable role integrating and assessing cyber threat data available to the government in support of policymaking and operational responses.

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.