Category: Cybersecurity & Defense

Michèle Flournoy featured in the Washington Diplomat article, “Michèle Flournoy Hopes U.S. Takes Pragmatic Path to Navigate National Security Challenges”

“Michèle Flournoy speaks in calm, measured tones about some of the world’s most terrifying crises, from coronavirus and nuclear weapons to Afghanistan and Iran. But that doesn’t mean her words carry any less weight or urgency. “Her level-headed yet deeply thought-out approach to the litany of national security threats facing …

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Lisa Monaco interviewed on CNN

“‘This was not a black swan event,’ says former Obama Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco, responding to President Trump’s claim that the coronavirus pandemic was an unforeseen crisis. ‘This is not a surprise. And we should have been better prepared…’” Watch the full interview here: Full Interview

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Michèle Flournoy, Bob Work, and Julie Smith cited in the Wall Street Journal article, “National Security Veterans Urge Trump to Invoke Emergency Mobilization Law”

“A bipartisan group of more than 100 former national security officials are urging President Trump immediately to use a Korean War-era defense mobilization law ‘to the full extent’ to support companies making supplies critical to combating the coronavirus outbreak. “In a letter Wednesday, the former officials said the Defense Production …

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Nick Rasmussen co-authors in The Washington Post: “Former Intelligence Chiefs: Trump’s Removal of Experts is Deeply Destructive to Our Nation’s Safety”

“The United States — and the world — faces a historic threat to its health, well-being and economy. The global covid-19 pandemic challenges all of us: the public, cities, states and, of course, the federal government. But as we collectively fight this deadly disease, the intelligence institutions that help protect …

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Nick Rasmussen quoted in The Washington Post article, “Trump Plans to Nominate Special Forces Veteran to Head Counterterrorism Center Amid Uncertainty About Its Future”

“‘I’m encouraged that the administration is turning to a career national security professional for this job as opposed to picking a career politician or some known ideologue,’ said Nicholas Rasmussen, who led the NCTC from 2014 to 2017. “‘What’s important is whether Chris Miller or any nominee can do what …

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