How Much Is Too Much?

US Government Secrecy and the New Half-Life of Secrets

New America Foundation
Friday, July 24, 2015
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Governments are finding it harder and harder to keep secrets. In a new paper, New America Cybersecurity Fellow and ex-OMB privacy chief, Peter Swire argues that the “half-life of secrets” is declining and that government agencies, especially those engaged in intelligence and national security, need to do a better job of adapting. But how best to do that? And what should Wikileaks and the Snowden revelations tell us about how the US Government is doing as it grapples with this in the real world? A government, like any organization, needs some secrets to operate. But where should they draw the line and how should that line by drawn?

Professor Swire will be joined by Stewart Baker and Siobhan Gorman for a conversation moderated by the Co-Director of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, Ian Wallace.

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