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Marina Koren

Marina Koren Marina Koren is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic. She was previously the news editor at National Journal.
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NSA Reforms: What Will Change, And What Won't

January 17, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Depending on who you ask, President Obama's big-ticket changes to the way the government's spy agencies use bulk telephone data, revealed during a Friday speech, pave the way toward serious reform or are merely attempts at window dressing. Obama, who stepped into his presidency with a "healthy skepticism" toward federal...

We Now Know Whom to Blame for Benghazi

January 15, 2014 The enduring question of blame surrounding the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans in 2012 has finally been answered, at least according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report released Wednesday. The report found that the State Department failed to increase security at the U.S. diplomatic compound, despite...

NASA's Budget Woes Eclipse Plans for Another Moon Walk in 2020

January 15, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Americans have not set foot on the moon's surface since 1972. During his presidency, George W. Bush wanted to change that. "We do not know where this journey will end, yet we know this: Human beings are headed into the cosmos," Bush said during a speech at NASA headquarters on...

Remember When George W. Bush Wanted to Send People to the Moon Again by 2020?

January 14, 2014 Americans have not set foot on the moon's surface since 1972. During his presidency, George W. Bush wanted to change that. "We do not know where this journey will end, yet we know this: Human beings are headed into the cosmos," Bush said during a speech at NASA headquarters on...

Why You Shouldn't Use a Laser-Equipped Gun as a Presentation Tool

January 7, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There's a time and place for laser pointers, those tiny, handheld devices that emit a steady stream of light. Middle-school classrooms, for one. Boardroom presentations, for another. This concept evades some New Yorkers, like Gov. Andrew Cuomo's homeland security chief, who have found other, creative uses for the technology. The...

Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates' Memoir Doesn't Make Anyone Look Good

January 7, 2014 Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' memoir is 640 pages long. And at least some of those pages aren't filled with warm reflections of a career well-spent. Gates does not have kind words for his former boss, Barack Obama. "The president doesn't trust his commander," Gates writes in Duty: Memoirs of...

Here Comes the Crowdfunded Edward Snowden Biopic

January 6, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There's no question that Edward Snowden's life would make for a killer spy thriller, and independent and Hollywood filmmakers alike have been mulling over the idea since the first intelligence leaks last summer. In June, a small company called J.Shot spent $540 on a five-minute film about Snowden's time in...

Snowden's Latest Leak: NSA Is Building a Quantum Computer

January 3, 2014 The latest intelligence leak from Edward Snowden may be the most science-fiction-like revelation yet: The National Security Agency is building a quantum computer, a machine thousands of times faster than the fastest computers on the planet. The NSA acknowledged in 2009 that its research includes quantum computing. But now we...

Latest NSA Leak Nears Science Fiction Levels

January 3, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The latest intelligence leak from Edward Snowden may be the most science fiction-like revelation yet: the National Security Agency is building a quantum computer, a machine thousands of times faster than the fastest computers on the planet. The NSA acknowledged in 2009 that its research includes quantum computing. But now...

Russian Attacks Raise Olympic Security Concerns

December 31, 2013 A terrifying pattern is slowly forming in Russia. During rush hour Monday, a bomb detonated on a trolleybus, killing 14 people in the city of Volgograd. The day before, an explosion at the city's main train station killed 17 people and wounded dozens. In October, a bus blast that killed...