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Introducing Aegis: Security Policy in Depth

Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:04 AM

We are delighted to announce the launch of Lawfare's new subsidiary page, called Aegis: Security Policy in Depth.

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We are delighted to announce the launch of Lawfare's new subsidiary page, called Aegis: Security Policy in Depth.

Aegis is designed to focus on work of greater length and depth than we normally run on Lawfare, exploring legal and policy issues at the intersection of technology, national security, and law. Published in partnership with the Hoover Institution National Security, Technology and Law Working Group, which we co-direct, it will feature the long-form essays of the working group, examine major new books in the field, and carry the podcasts and videos or the working group’s events in Washington and at Stanford. It will undoubtedly do other things too that we haven't thought of yet.

As readers know, the working group has already begun a regular series of book soirees (the next one is taking place on March 11 and will feature Gen. Michael Hayden and you should come) that we are also featuring on the Lawfare Podcast.

Today, we are launching the working group's second major initiative: a paper series on legal policy in national security and technology. The first six papers in the series will all involve different perspectives on a common theme: the next phase of surveillance reform, which Congress will undertake next year as a result of the sunset of the FISA Amendments Act in December 2017. We could not be more thrilled to have, as the series's initial offering, this paper by David Kris, entitled "Trends and Predictions in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance The FAA and Beyond."

Jack Goldsmith is the Learned Hand Professor at Harvard Law School, co-founder of Lawfare, and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Before coming to Harvard, Professor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.
Benjamin Wittes is editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books.

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