Governance, Organizations and Security
Governance and organization issues affect government agencies' ability to transcend cultural or bureaucratic problems that can bedevil security policy. They can also impact nations' ability to cooperate with one another. Understanding and addressing these issues is a major priority for CISAC.
CISAC's Drew Endy has been honored at the White House as a "Champion of Change." The award is given to experts and researchers who promote the use of open scientific data and publications for the benefit of humanity. Endy was recognized for his trailblazing work as an advocate of public domain biotechnology. Read more »
CISAC in the news
Following revelations of the NSA's massive public surveillance program, called PRISM, CISAC cyber and intelligence experts respond with important questions necessary for an informed policy debate, and tell us that terrorists were already aware of increased surveillance. Read more »
Surveillance exposures more of a wake-up call than an alarm to terroristsCISAC in the news: Bloomberg News on June 11, 2013
Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence Thomas Fingar spoke with news websites about the disclosure of U.S. surveillance programs. Fingar said that although these revelations may cause some terrorists to change their behavior, it's likely that they were already aware of increased electronic surveillance.
CISAC, FSI Stanford News
Amy Zegart, one of the nation’s leading experts on national security, intelligence and foreign policy and a CISAC faculty member, succeeds Tino Cuéllar as the next co-director. She intends to expand CISAC's recent focus on cybersecurity, drones and governance challenges while building on the center's distinguished reputation in nuclear security. Read more »
CISAC in the news
President Obama and his new Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping met on Friday, June 7, for several days of informal talks to strengthen China-U.S. ties, particularly in regards to policy on North Korea, cybersecurity, and economic growth. Read more »