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Will Obama's Recent National Security Strategy Incite A Color Revolution?

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

Under the authority of the Goldwater-Nichols Act, President Obama’s recently updated National Security Strategy may incite a color revolution in Russia.[1] A color revolution is a peaceful, political revolution with the intent to oust a corrupt governing regime. [2]  It has been seen in the past few years in states like Georgia and Ukraine. [3] […]

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ISAOs: Private Corporations' Mutually Beneficial Relationship with DHS

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

For the past decade the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has had domestic private corporations at the crux of their national security agendas. In April 2005, DHS announced their “Homeland Security Intelligence & Information Fusion” initiative. This reaffirmed the goal of identifying immediate and long-term threats in the form of either cyber attacks or cyber […]

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Are encrypted messages a danger to National Security?

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Odds are that every day you wake up, go to work, run your daily activities and throughout the day you probably send a text to your wife, husband, child, coworker, or friends. This modern form of communication is second nature to most people and there a sense of security that only the person you send […]

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Data Security Playing an Increasing Role in Corporate Liability

By   /  March 24, 2015  /  News & Events, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Target recently agreed to pay ten-million dollars to settle a class-action suit following a massive breach of customer data during 2013 holiday season.[1]  As part of the settlement, Target is required to implement additional security measures by appointing a chief information security officer and establishing a written information security program. [2]  This ten million dollars […]

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Limits on Executive Power: Interbranch Politics and the Threat to National Security

By   /  March 22, 2015  /  News & Events, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

National Security in the United States is a multifaceted and varied area, intertwining legislation, judicial decisions, and executive action.  The U.S. government’s three branches, therefore, must work together on national security issues.  However, like most other political hot potatoes, the branches compete to be top dog rather than come to a sound solution on the […]

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