national security http://wamc.org en Nick Turse http://wamc.org/post/nick-turse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nickturse.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nick Turse</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, award-winning journalist specializing in national security and military issues, is the managing editor of </span><a href="http://www.tomdispatch.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">TomDispatch.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Investigative Fund fellow at the </span><a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nation Institute</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84159 at http://wamc.org Nick Turse Dick De Veaux, Williams College - Troubleshooting The NSA's Data Collection Programs http://wamc.org/post/dick-de-veaux-williams-college-troubleshooting-nsas-data-collection-programs <p>The whereabouts of alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden is only the latest mystery surrounding the agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs that were largely clandestine up until about three weeks ago.</p><p>For Dick De Veaux, professor of statistics in the department of mathematics and statistics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, news of the programs wasn’t surprising. Since 2004 De Veux has been taking part in a summer program organized by the NSA to bring some of the best technical minds together and troubleshoot their data collection and analysis programs.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:35:00 +0000 67734 at http://wamc.org Dick De Veaux, Williams College - Troubleshooting The NSA's Data Collection Programs Congressional Corner with Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We have entered a new era in domestic surveillance.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there must be a balance between national security intelligence and privacy.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 67340 at http://wamc.org Public Reacts To NSA's Collecting Of Phone Records http://wamc.org/post/public-reacts-nsas-collecting-phone-records <p>Residents of Pittsfield, Massachusetts voiced their views of reports that the NSA has gathered phone records from millions of Americans.</p><p>Pittsfield mayor Dan Bianchi rounded out the conversations with city residents.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:13:37 +0000 Lucas Willard 66553 at http://wamc.org Public Reacts To NSA's Collecting Of Phone Records UPDATED 7:30 pm: All-clear given after Brooklyn Bridge closure http://wamc.org/post/updated-730-pm-all-clear-given-after-brooklyn-bridge-closure <p>NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have given an all-clear after an abandoned vehicle closed the Brooklyn Bridge at the tail end of the Memorial Day long weekend.</p><p>Police say the Dodge Durango found stopped along the Manhattan-bound side of the span had no license plates when they investigated Monday evening.</p><p>Investigators say they received the call around 5:15 p.m. and halted traffic in both directions around 6 p.m. Police gave the all-clear as of 7 p.m.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 22:48:00 +0000 Associated Press 65668 at http://wamc.org UPDATED 7:30 pm: All-clear given after Brooklyn Bridge closure 5/24/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/52413-panel <div><p>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC's Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and investigative reporter, Rosemary Armao.<br><br>Topics include:<br>President Obama's national security address<br>The IRS/tea party scandal<br>The Boy Scouts of America allow gay scouts, but not gay scout masters<br>Anthony Weiner comes back on the political scene</p></div><p></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65484 at http://wamc.org