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The release of classified information about the NSA’s “PRISM” project has highlighted the fact that wiretapping ain’t what it used to be. While some have explained that the data transfers consist of “metadata,” and not “content,” this is a distinction that professionals and laymen find equally baffling. It is a distinction that may have no meaning where our civil liberties are concerned.
Wiretapping used to be the spy game of: Get a court order authorizing a wiretap. Place the device. Make the recording. Listen to the conversation. Get a conviction.
It appears there is a new form of wiretapping where one does not have to listen to the actual conversation to determine what the caller is up to.
The Potomac Institute donated $25,000 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, representing proceeds from sales of "Al Gray, Marine: The Early Years." Gen. Al Gray and author Scott Laidig were on hand to present the check with Mike Swetnam, CEO. Receiving the check were Karen Guenther, President, CEO and Founder of the Semper Fi Fund; and Bob Bowlin, Semper Fi Fund treasurer.
"Al Gray, Marine" is available in hardback and e-book versions on Amazon.com.
From left: Gen Al Gray, author Scott Laidig, Karen Guenther, Bob Bowlin, Mike Swetnam.
Potomac Institute Welcomes Peggy Evans - New Senior Fellow
Peggy Evans retired from government in 2013 after 24 years’ experience in intelligence and national security programs in CIA, the White House and the Senate. She also founded and led companies that built green homes and provided environmentally sustainable consulting services. Her service at the Office of Management and Budget from 1995-2000 focused on budget and programmatic oversight of the intelligence community and of the Department of Defense, culminating in her assignment as Acting Deputy Associate Director for National Security. During her 13 years at the Central Intelligence Agency starting in 1982, Peggy played many roles, including performing and managing analysis, operations, and covert action programs.
Prof Yonah Alexander featured in BBC Brasil article on Boston Bombing
Prof Alexander of ICTS was featured in an in-depth article looking at recent terrorism issues and trends, framing the discussion on how leaders should re-look at protecting the public, how smaller events may be connected and more challenges in the ongoing battle against terrorism.
Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies Report is Vital in Understanding 'Arc of Instability'
Reports and maps from Potomac Institute's IUCTS were included in recently published articles that referenced the IUCTS study titled "Terrorism in North Africa & the Sahel in 2012: Global Reach and Implications." Maps and other information were central to the coverage that includes comments by United Nations Security Council, discussion of Al Qaeda presence in Polisario camps, and coverage of the Arc of Instability.
- Potomac Institute Welcomes New Senior Fellow
- "AL GRAY, MARINE" Now Available on Amazon
- Current Issues: Potomac Institute co-hosts discussion on "The Power of Sufism to Resist Radical Thoughts in Islam"
- Potomac Institute - In the News: Cyber Security
- Potomac Institute Welcomes Michael Shank, Senior Fellow - Cyber and Intel Focus
- Potomac Institute Expert on stage at TEDx Tblisi - Cyber Security
- Gordon Keiser - Senior Fellow At Potomac Institute
- Ken Hamilton Joins Institute as Senior Fellow
- Dr. Hank Orejuela, Ph.D., Joins Potomac Institute's Board of Regents
- Tom O'Leary is Named to Board of Directors
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Editors: Michael Swetnam and Tim Sample
- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
Sponsored by AAAS and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
1200 New York Ave., Washington, DC 20005
Registration is free for all participants - all welcome who are interested in neuroscience and its intersection with policy, ethics and...
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- Cyber & Hardware Hacking Scenarios 2023 June 17, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG - June 10, 2013 (14:30 - 15:30)
- ICTS Event: Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? September 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Event: "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase" August 28, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
Potomac Institute Cyber Center Seminar: To bring to life the gravity of how our current cyber approach is failing and to suggest what a successful strategy may look like, Dr. Ben Sheppard will outline four scenarios:
1. Cyber defenders become...
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Col Campbell, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and CAPT Lobree, Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, will provide an overview of their eight-month deployment that covered more than 43,000 nautical miles while conducting theater security cooperation exercises...
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a luncheon seminar, Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? on Tuesday, September 11, at the Institute. Co-sponsors of this event include the...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase," on Tuesday, August 28, at the Institute. This event is by invitation/registration...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
2nd Floor Conference Room
CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
Ilona Brueckmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, PA.
Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...