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Josh Meyer

Josh Meyer has written about national security issues for more than 20 years and won numerous awards as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He is also the co-author of the recent book, ``The Hunt For KSM: Inside The Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,'' which was named one of the best books of 2012 by The Washington Post and Kirkus Reviews. He works in Washington, DC, where he is the director of education and outreach for the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative, which aims to find better ways to tell national journalism stories across all media platforms using new technologies.
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Meet Obama’s Lawyer at the NSA, the Next Guy About to Undergo Some Serious Surveillance

June 13, 2013 Legislators and pundits have been baying for the blood of James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, over last week’s revelations of wide-ranging NSA surveillance. But the next person on their hit-list could be someone even Washington doesn’t know too well. Meet Rajesh [Raj] De, the general counsel for the...

Edward Snowden and the Magical World of Security Clearances

June 11, 2013 For anyone wondering how a disgruntled and relatively junior official like Edward Snowden could gain access to some of the US government’s most treasured secrets and leak them, the answer comes down to four words—the right security clearance. Washington runs on security clearances, with more than 4.2 million people holding...

Next Year’s Winter Olympics Are Being Held in Just About the Most Unsafe Place They Could Be

May 24, 2013 With nine months to go before the 2014 Winter Olympics, the biennial sport of Olympics-bashing has begun in earnest. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is being criticized for cost overruns and the other usual problems. And as always, the host country, this time Russia, is taking heat for cronyism, corruption,...

The Worst Possible Cybersecurity Breaches Could Be Far Worse Than You Imagined

May 6, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The cyber-ruffians who briefly tanked the stock market recently by faking a news tweet about an attack at the White House showed how much damage can be done with a few well-placed keystrokes. Those who hacked into a Department of Labor website earlier this week could have wreaked even more...

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