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Jul 25

Secrets and Leaks: The Costs and Consequences for National Security

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In recent years there have been numerous news stories based on leaked information. The intelligence community has become risk averse. Politicians are using sensitive information to fight battles on Capitol Hill. Congress and the intelligence community need to find a balance between secrecy and oversight. A culture against leaks needs to be nurtured and strong protections implemented; however, these must take place in the context of strong oversight mechanisms.

More About the Speakers

Welcome and Introductory Remarks:

James Jay Carafano
Senior Research Fellow,
National Defense and Homeland Security,
The Heritage Foundation

Keynote Address:

The Honorable Peter Hoekstra, (R-MI)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Panel - Costs and Consequences of Leaks:

Shannen Coffin
Steptoe and Johnson LLP and
Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General,
Federal Programs Branch, Civil Division,
U.S. Department of Justice

Ronald A. Marks
Director, Homeland Security/Intelligence Programs,
Serco Inc.

Paul Rosenzweig
Senior Legal Research Fellow,
Center for Legal and Judicial Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

Richard L. Russell, Ph.D.
Professor of National Security Affairs,
National Defense University

Moderated by:

James Jay Carafano
Senior Research Fellow,
National Defense and Homeland Security,
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis
Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies

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