Monday, August 3, 2015

The Ethics of Intelligence Collection (Speech)

The Ethics of Intelligence Collection: Address to the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Institute of Intelligence Professionals, July 15, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Spying, the Law, and Hypocrisy

Spying, the law, and hypocrisy
by Matthew Heiman, The Hill, July 31, 2015


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Are There Alternatives to Bulk Collection?

"The Bulk Collection of Signals Intelligence: Technical Options study is a result of an activity called for in Presidential Policy Directive 28, issued by President Obama in January 2014, to evaluate U.S. signals intelligence practices. The directive instructed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to produce a report within one year "assessing the feasibility of creating software that would allow the intelligence community more easily to conduct targeted information acquisition rather than bulk collection." ODNI asked the National Research Council (NRC) -- the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering -- to conduct a study, which began in June 2014, to assist in preparing a response to the President. Over the ensuing months, a committee of experts appointed by the Research Council produced the report."