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Media MentionOctober 17, 2019

Revisiting legacy restrictions on the intelligence community’s handling of SIGINT data on Non-Americans

Why are U.S. intelligence agencies still applying extraordinary safeguards to the incidentally collected communications of Chinese, Russian and Iranian citizens as well as the nationals of EU allies that refuse to offer similar privacy protections to Americans? 

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NewsJuly 26, 2019

Intelligence Studies Project poll finds a strong majority of Americans have confidence in U.S. intelligence community

Despite a barrage of antagonism from the president — including rejecting the judgment of the U.S. intelligence community (IC) on Russia's interference in the 2016 elections, attacking U.S. intelligence agencies and their former leaders and accusing the IC of spying on his campaign — most Americans, including Republicans, continue to express confidence in the IC.

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NewsApril 30, 2019

Intelligence Studies Project holds fifth annual 'Intelligence in Transition' symposium

On March 28, 2019, the Intelligence Studies Project hosted its fifth annual spring "Intelligence in Transition" symposium, anchored by a keynote address by Susan Gordon, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. The event was co-sponsored by the Strauss Center, Clements Center and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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NewsMarch 6, 2019

Former senior counterterrorism officials Nick Rasmussen and Michele Malvesti join UT

Nicholas "Nick" Rasmussen, the former director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and Dr. Michele Malvesti, a scholar and former White House counterterrorism adviser, will teach and advise students at the University of Texas at Austin. Rasmussen and Malvesti will hold joint appointments as Senior National Security Fellows at UT's Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Clements Center for National Security and the Intelligence Studies Project. The centers and their joint initiative are affiliated with the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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NewsOctober 16, 2018

CIA’s first Resident Intelligence Officer comes to UT Austin, LBJ School

The University of Texas at Austin is home to the Central Intelligence Agency’s first resident intelligence officer (RIO) under its new Visiting Intelligence Officer Program. As UT’s RIO, Alan Kessler joins the university community to help bridge the gap between the intelligence community and academia. Kessler will work within the LBJ School of Public Affairs through fall 2020.

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Media MentionAugust 9, 2018

Book review: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes

Steve Slick, clinical professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, reviews Loch Johnson's "Spy Watching: Intelligence Accountability in the United States" (Oxford University Press, 2018) at Lawfare.  

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NewsMay 31, 2018

LBJ School professors shine light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies

A new study from professors at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin aims to shed light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies, and to test the claim that efforts by these agencies to be more open will enhance democratic legitimacy.

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Media MentionMay 29, 2018

Glasnost for U.S. intelligence: Will transparency lead to increased public trust?

Clinical Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Steve Slick and co-author Joshua Busby an Associate Professor also at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, discuss the relationship between U.S. intelligence agency and the Citizens of the United States, and whether an increase in transparency can quell any ill feelings amongst civilians.

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Media MentionMarch 30, 2018

Director of National Intelligence visits Dell and urges private-sector partnerships

The U.S. intelligence community and private sector companies such as Round Rock-based Dell Technologies Inc. are discussing ways to work together in an evolving threat environment, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats said. Coates visited UT Austin as part of the Intelligence Studies' Project #UTIntel Symposium. 

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Media MentionMarch 29, 2018

Director of National Intelligence discuss threats facing the nation at UT Austin campus

The Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats discussed international security challenges and the need for a young workforce to join the intelligence community Thursday at the University of Texas at Austin. The “U.S. Intelligence: Confronting 21st Century Challenges” symposium was hosted by The UT Intelligence Studies Project, Clements Center for National Security, Robert Strauss International Security and Law, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs,

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