nationalsecuritylaw upcoming event: PCLOB Announcement: 4 October Hearing Agenda and Speakers

September 25, 2013



Consideration of Recommendations for Change:

The Surveillance Programs Operated Pursuant to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

October 4, 2013

Renaissance Mayflower Hotel – State Room

1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC


08:45 Doors Open

09:15 – 09:30 Introductory Remarks (David Medine, PCLOB Chairman, with Board Members Rachel Brand, Elisebeth Collins Cook, James Dempsey,

and Patricia Wald)

09:30 – 11:45 Panel I: Section 215 USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

§ John Carlin (Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice)

§ Rajesh De (General Counsel, National Security Agency)

§ Robert Litt (General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence)

§ Andrew Weissmann (General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation)

11:45 – 1:15 Lunch Break (on your own)

1:15 – 2:30 Panel II: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

§ James A. Baker (formerly DOJ Office of Intelligence and Policy Review)

§ Judge James Carr (Senior Federal Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and former FISA Court Judge 2002-2008)

§ Marc Zwillinger (Founder, ZwillGen PLLC and former Department of Justice Attorney, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section)

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 4:15 Panel III: Academics and Outside Experts

§ Jane Harman (Director, President and CEO, The Woodrow Wilson Center and former Member of Congress)

§ Orin Kerr (Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, George Washington University Law School)

§ Eugene Spafford (Professor of Computer Science and Executive Director, Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, Perdue University)

§ Stephen Vladeck (Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship at American University Washington College of Law)

4:15 Closing Comments (David Medine, PLCOB Chairman)

All Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.

Please Note: This event will be rescheduled if there is a lapse in federal government appropriations that extends through October 4, 2013. Updates will be posted at

PCLOB 4 Oct Hearing Agenda.pdf

nationalsecuritylaw Job description for NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer position

September 25, 2013

From ODNI:


For those of you who haven’t seen this, NSA has posted a job description for its newly-created position of NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer. See:

I have excerpted a couple of paragraphs below, for ease of reference: