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Podcast interview with Chris Inglis, former NSA deputy director

I’ve been doing a regular weekly podcast with Michael Vatis and Jason Weinstein, two of my partners who share an interest in security, privacy, and technology, as well as a background in government.

More recently, we’ve started inviting newsmakers to join us for a half-hour interview.

Earlier this week, I interviewed Chris Inglis, the recently retired Deputy Director of the National Security Agency. It’s a wide-ranging interview that touched on everything from NSA’s morale to the changes in its culture that this crisis will demand. Chris Inglis flagged the Snowden disclosures he finds most disturbing and unjustifiable even on Snowden’s terms but refused to accuse Snowden of working with Russia, saying he hadn’t seen evidence of that. It’s a useful contribution to the debate by an insider who is now free to be a bit more candid than before, within the limits imposed by classified information rules.

Next week, I’ll be interviewing David Medine, chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, about the Board’s report, which I’ve already panned here. It should be a civil but vigorous exchange of views! If you want to subscribe to the podcasts, the RSS feed is here.



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