Tagged: national

CIA’s First Public National Security Conference

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, the CIA hosted their first public National Security Conference titled, “The Ethos and the Profession of Intelligence” at Georgetown University.  The conference, co-sponsored with Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, served as a platform to discuss a variety of topics important to national security. The current...

Climate Change through a National Security Lens: Recommendations of CNA’s Military Advisory Board

Addressing climate change issues has quickly become a top priority for both governmental and non-governmental entities worldwide. Internationally, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has been reporting on international climate change issues since September 2013, and domestically, U.S. agencies have been responding to and implementing the Obama Administration’s June...

‘Current and Future Worldwide Threats’: Testimony from DNI Clapper and LTG Flynn Before SASC

On February 11, 2014, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) held a hearing on “Current and Future Worldwide Threats” which featured testimony from Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General (LTG) Michael T. Flynn. The testimony of DNI Clapper and LTG...

Energy Rush: Shale Production and U.S. National Security

In a new report released by the Center for a New American Security, author Elizabeth Rosenberg analyzes the recent energy boom in the United States. The report, “Energy Rush: Shale Production and U.S. National Security”, focuses on “the ongoing shale boom in the United States and its implications for U.S....

Declassified ODNI Report Explores the Link between National Security and the Virtual World

Following a 2009 request from the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has declassified and released a report resulting from a July 2008 ODNI SHARP (Summer Hard Problem) program on “virtual worlds and their implications.” The formerly Confidential-level report, “3D Cyberspace Spillover:...

Streamlining and Consolidating Congressional Oversight of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Aspen Institute and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania have released their Task Force Report on Streamlining and Consolidating Congressional Oversight of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Nearly a decade after the 9/11 Commission issued its report on the greatest act of terrorism on...

American Competitiveness and National Security

A new report has been released by the American Security Project titled “American Competitiveness: A Matter of National Security.” This report “provides public sector & private sector decision makers with a new way of thinking about how they can improve America’s national security[.]” According to the report, a “country’s medium...

Senate Hearing: Current and Projected National Security Threats

Unclassified Statement for the Record on the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, January 31, 2012 Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing titled, “Current and Projected National Security Threats.” The committee has posted the opening statement by...