The Great Expectations for Susan M. Gordon

by Suzanne Kelly

As Susan M. Gordon sits before the Senate Intelligence Committee for her confirmation hearing to be the next Principal Deputy Director to the Director of National Intelligence, it’s difficult to...

Will Congress Break the Budget Caps This Time Around?

by Walter Pincus

The Congress is heading for another budget crisis as the beginning of fiscal 2018 approaches on October 1. At issue is when and how Congress will act to repeal, replace, or amend – not Obamacare in...

Nations, Even Adversaries, Must Work Out Cyber Issues – Carefully

by Michael Daniel

How should nations collaborate in cyberspace? Can a nation like the U.S. and one like Russia bridge their views on data collection? What’s the future of artificial intelligence? The Cipher...

When the NSA Spots a Crack in Commercial Software – Should It Tell?

by Natalie Vanatta

One of the only tasks the U.S. Constitution declares that the federal government must do is to provide for the common defense. That is the government’s foundational truth and purpose; to protect...

The Power of the Presidency Rests on Responsibility to the American People

by Robert Eatinger

According to press reporting, President Donald Trump, during a meeting in the Oval Office on May 10, disclosed to the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador to the United States, highly...

Can Terrorists Beat the U.S. Laptop Ban, Screening Technologies?

by Robert J. Bunker

Late last month, the Department of Homeland Security initiated new security measures for all international commercial flights bound to the United States, a move that could potentially lead to either...

Did Trump Really “Strongly Press” Putin on Election Meddling?

by Walter Pincus

A Trump administration “cover up” is underway. I am not talking about the concealing of activities related to the criminal investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and...

Good News for America: Trump Has No China Policy

by Gordon Chang

Saturday, on the sidelines of the G-20 in Hamburg, President Trump sat down with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, for more than an hour-and-a-half of “substantive” discussions....

Will Trump Fall Prey to the Putin Trap?

by Steven L. Hall

It was good to see President Donald Trump acknowledge on Twitter recently that the Russians did indeed conduct cyber attacks and influence operations against the United States during last year’s...

WannaCry, NotPetya: Worm Me Once, Shame on You; Worm Me Twice…

by Jason Healey

The newest ransomware attack called NotPetya has re-ignited the debate ongoing since the earlier WannaCry attack. Cybersecurity experts, policymakers, and citizens affected have all asked: who...