26Feb, 2021

Rebuilding National Security and Improving Civ-Mil Relations

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Duke Office of Government Relations | February 26, 2021

A panel of national security experts discussed the policy landscape in the Biden administration and new Congress on February 19th. This conversation, part of Duke in DC’s Beyond Talking Points series, covered issues related to cybersecurity, international and private partnerships, and how our nation can rebuild and strengthen many of […]

16Feb, 2021

Cybersecurity is Not a Tech Problem, it’s a Matter of National Survival

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Roll Call | February 16, 2021By Patrick Pexton

Last week was a sobering one for Congress.

The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump served as the backdrop, the vivid videos of the angry mob of Jan. 6 underscoring all that could have been lost that day, and all that divides Americans. 

In the House committee rooms, meanwhile, lawmakers worked […]

15Feb, 2021

Counter-terrorism Expert David Schanzer and Sue Gordon, Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence Discuss the Dangers of Domestic Extremism and Trump’s Access to Future Security Briefings

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NC Policy Watch | February 15, 2021By Clayton Henkel

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10Feb, 2021

Cyber Improvements Face Uphill Climb, Witnesses Tell House Security Panel

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MeriTalk | February 10, 2021By John Curran

The road to better cybersecurity for government and the private sector looks like a long, uphill climb, with no concept of a finish line.

That was the sobering tone of the testimony heard today by the House Homeland Security Committee at its hearing on assessing cyber threats and building resilience […]

10Feb, 2021

DHS Agency Should Defend all Federal Computer Networks, Experts Say

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Roll Call | February 10, 2021By Gopal Ratnam

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, should be put in charge of overseeing and defending the computer networks of the entire federal government, former U.S. officials and security experts told lawmakers.


The other witnesses in the hearing were Sue Gordon, former […]

9Feb, 2021

Fmr Deputy DNI Sue Gordon on Trump’s Access to Security Briefings

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Julie Mason Mornings | February 9, 2021

Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence in the Trump administration and current Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University, joins Julie Mason to discuss President Trump’s access to national security briefings.

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19Jan, 2021

A Former President Trump Won’t ‘Need to Know.’ Cut Off His Intelligence.

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The Washington Post | January 15, 2021Opinion by Susan M. Gordon

Susan M. Gordon was the principal deputy director of national intelligence from 2017 to 2019.

Every former president in the modern era has benefited from a unique national security perk after leaving the White House: routine intelligence briefings and access to classified information to support his […]

18Jan, 2021

How the Intelligence Community Views the Dangers of Domestic Extremism

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PBS News Hour | January 18, 2021

With President Trump’s looming impeachment trial in the Senate, some are asking what kind of access he should have to intelligence briefings after leaving office. Susan Gordon, the former principal deputy director of national intelligence, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss whether Trump should be cut off after leaving office, […]

4Jan, 2021

Trump’s Legacy on Foreign Policy, and the Challenges Facing Biden

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PBS News Hour | December 31, 2020

During the early days of the 2016 campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump assured supporters he would pursue an “America First” approach to foreign policy. But what legacy will President Trump leave behind, and what are the challenges for President-elect Biden? Judy Woodruff spoke with four foreign policy experts (including […]

14Dec, 2020

‘Massively disruptive’ Cyber Crisis Engulfs Multiple Agencies

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Politico | December 14, 2020By Eric Geller

The sophisticated cyber campaign that breached email accounts across the federal government created a deepening crisis Monday as signs multiplied about the scope of the foreign intruders’ reach.

“This is probably going to be one of the most consequential cyberattacks in U.S. history,” one U.S. official said, after the National […]