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The Week That Will Be

Cody M. Poplin
Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:00 AM

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Monday, May 25th: Happy Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 26th at 10 am: The Atlantic Council will host the Ambassadors to the United States from France, Britain, and Germany for a discussion on Europe and the Iran Nuclear Deal. Barbara Slavin will moderate the conversation. For more information, see the event announcement.

Wednesday, May 27th at 11 am: At the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Statesmen's Forum, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will deliver a speech on the new challenges to which the transatlantic alliance must adapt. John J. Harme will deliver introductory remarks, while Heather A. Conley will moderate the conversation. RSVP.

Wednesday, May 27th at 2:30 pm: To launch Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders, a new book by Sally L. Kitch, the Wilson Center will host an event entitled Afghanistan's Unsung Heroes: Reflections on Afghan Women Leaders and the Implications for U.S. Policy. Speakers will include Professor Kitch, Jamila Afghani, a women's education activist, and Marzia Basel, an Afghan judge and women's legal right's activist. Register here.

Thursday, May 28th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm: The Brennan Center for Justice invites you to a symposium on Strengthening Intelligence Oversight: Lessons from the Church Committee. The conference, held at New York University's facility in Washington, D.C. will feature a keynote discussion with Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, and Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr. For a full list of speakers and panels, or to RSVP, visit the Brennan Center's web announcement.

Thursday, May 28th at 2 pm: The Atlantic Council and the Free Russia Foundation will host an event entitled Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin's War in Ukraine and Boris Nemtsov's Putin, where they will launch two new reports "Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin's War in Ukraine" and the English-language version of Boris Nemtsov's "Putin. War." See more information on the Atlantic Council's event posting.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Deputy Chief - Counterintelligence and Export Control Section
ORGANIZATION:                         Department of Justice
SALARY RANGE: $126,245 - $158,700
DEADLINE: June 3, 2015
Job Summary: The National Security Division (NSD) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeks a Deputy Chief for its Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, focused on cases involving the illegal export of military and strategic commodities and violations of U.S. sanctions laws. Under the direction of the Chief, the Deputy Chief will be responsible for providing legal advice to federal prosecutors concerning federal statutes relating to export control and other threats to the national security. In these areas, the Deputy Chief will develop, implement, and coordinate sensitive Department initiatives. The Deputy Chief will:
  • work with federal prosecutors and law enforcement agencies to develop effective strategies in national security investigations and prosecutions, and maximize the use of federal statutes;
  • plan, supervise, administer, and review the work of staff attorneys and supporting personnel as required to fulfill the section's responsibilities;
  • provide strong support for the U.S. Attorneys, including assistance in the design of strategic investigative and prospective models, dissemination of successful enforcement strategies, and sharing of intelligence and tactics;
  • coordinate the formation of response teams of experienced prosecutors to assist in the design of investigations and the prosecution of cases;
  • coordinate cases and provide legal advice, guidance, and litigative support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices involved in national security prosecutions;
  • provide advice and assistance to the Chief and other senior officials in the Division and in the Department;
  • serve as a liaison between NSD and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, other members of the USIC, Department of the Treasury, the Department of State, and various international officials on export control, cyber, and other national security-related issues;
  • design and implement targeted outreach to the private sector to help disrupt and prevent the transfer of goods and technology in violations of U.S. export control and sanctions laws; and
  • prepare testimony for Congressional Committees and subcommittees, briefing materials for Department officials, legal monographs for national security prosecutors, and comments on proposed legislation.
The Deputy Chief will establish program emphasis, develop operating policies and guidelines, communicate policies and priorities, and determine and implement internal organization practices, training, and improvements. Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least five years of post-JD professional experience. Applicants must have superior academic credentials, possess excellent analytical and writing skills, and have the dedication and capacity to work independently in a very demanding environment. Past experience in the national security or intelligence field is not required, but is preferred. Prior federal litigation experience also strongly preferred. Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance. How to Apply:  To apply, please submit a cover letter highlighting your relevant skills and experience, a copy of your resume with a writing sample (we encourage you to submit a legal memorandum or brief), and a current performance appraisal, if applicable, to: U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division 600 E Street, NW 10th Floor, Room 10340 Washington, D.C. 20530 Attn: Bronnetta Rawles or CESDEPUTYCHIEFHIRE@USDOJ.GOV
Analyst in Cybersecurity Policy
ORGANIZATION:                         Library of Congress
SALARY RANGE: $107,325 - 139,523
DEADLINE: June 19, 2015
Job Summary: The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance (G&F) Division is seeking an Analyst in Cybersecurity Policy to conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on civilian federal and private-sector cybersecurity policy and legislation. The analyst will apply broad knowledge of policy and technical approaches to examine the efforts of federal entities, the private sector, and public/private partnerships regarding cybersecurity; address the policy impacts of information technology security; and analyze the threats and impacts of cyberattacks, vulnerabilities of information technology, and defense and countermeasures in a legislative policy context. The analyst will provide objective, expert policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff, including preparing objective, authoritative, non-partisan, and innovative analytical studies on policy issues of national or international significance; providing personal assistance as a national expert on public policy issues throughout the legislative process, including analyzing and evaluating legislative proposals; and planning and leading multi-disciplinary team research projects and seminars. CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century. CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees. Qualifications: Applicants must also have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. How to Apply:  Apply through the USA Jobs portal here.
Senior Associate General Counsel 
ORGANIZATION:                         Office of the Director of National Intelligence
SALARY RANGE: $126,245 - $158,700
DEADLINE: June 2, 2015
Job Summary: Provide expert legal advice to the Assistant Director for National Intelligence/Acquisition, Technology & Facilities (ADNI/AT&F), IARPA, and other senior ODNI leaders. Provide expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and interpretation of IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards governing IC Major System Acquisitions, to include Requirements, Performance Management Plans, and Independent Cost Estimates. Senior attorney for the OGC team that provides advice and counsel on complex legal issues including procurement law, major system acquisitions, intellectual property, fiscal law, and procurement integrity, and provides innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action; and, expertly prepares complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients. Position has the potential for supervisory responsibilities depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Qualifications:  Superior multi-disciplinary legal skills and experience dealing with complex legal issues, as well as an expert ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive Orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues. Expert-level knowledge of one or more of the general or specialized areas of OGC’s law practice, such as: intelligence oversight, privacy and civil liberties, federal employee ethics, National Security Law, Equal Employment Opportunity law, operations law, acquisition and appropriations, administrative law, and litigation. Superior research abilities, including the ability to quickly integrate and synthesize the facts and law to make legally sound decisions, and recommendations pertaining to the most complex situations, or in the context of ambiguous or ill-defined situations. How to Apply:  Applications should be sent to either (classified email system) or (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both R. McPherson) and (Greta A. Hoyle) in lieu of the group address above. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. Applications submitted through the classified email system should NOT contain classified information above the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

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Cody Poplin is a student at Yale Law School. Prior to law school, Cody worked at the Brookings Institution and served as an editor of Lawfare. He graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012 with degrees in Political Science & Peace, War, and Defense.

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