The Cipher Brief Honors Charlie Allen with Lifetime Award

by Charlie Allen

A Letter to Our Readers — The Cipher Brief is incredibly proud to present its first-ever Lifetime National Security Award to veteran intelligence professional, Mr. Charles E. Allen. As we...

Seeking the Right Tech to Ensure National Security

by Michael Brown

The Department of Defense launched an experiment in 2015 aimed at making it easier for the government to benefit from commercial technology.  It was called the ‘Defense Innovation Unit...

Seeking the Security Flaws in Booming Technologies

by Dr. Stacey Dixon

Dr. Stacey Dixon took over as Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)  in September of last year.  Her specific task is to advance innovative research programs that...