The National Security Law Podcast: Talking With Matt Olsen About DOJ National Security Division

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Monday, March 28, 2022, 1:26 PM

The latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast.

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What a treat we have for you this week!  Assistant Attorney General Matt Olsen, head of DOJ’s National Security Division, sits down with co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck to talk about a wide range of NSD-related topics:

  • the origins of NSD
  • the Section 702 sunset next year
  • indictments against Russian hackers
  • sanctions enforcement
  • focusing on China’s commercial espionage and transnational repression
  • the continuing international terrorism threat
  • the growing domestic terrorism threat

Robert (Bobby) Chesney is the Dean of the University of Texas School of Law, where he also holds the James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs at UT. He is known internationally for his scholarship relating both to cybersecurity and national security. He is a co-founder of Lawfare, the nation’s leading online source for analysis of national security legal issues, and he co-hosts the popular show The National Security Law Podcast.
Steve Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law. A 2004 graduate of Yale Law School, Steve clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon on the Ninth Circuit and Judge Rosemary Barkett on the Eleventh Circuit. In addition to serving as a senior editor of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, Steve is also the co-editor of Aspen Publishers’ leading National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law casebooks.

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