Abstract – National security professionals take great pride in scrupulously adhering to the law. As in any organization, however, some degree of illegal, unethical, and otherwise wrongful conduct is expected. In 2012 Presidential Policy Directive 19 established new protections for those reporting wrongdoing in the intelligence community, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is leading new IC initiatives to improve transparency and open government. This is just one area where legal and ethical issues take center stage for all NSA and IC employees. Professor Delaney will discuss an interdisciplinary project he is pursuing in this area with Indiana University informatics/cryptography and management colleagues. Their interest is using new anonymous communication tools to conduct employee surveys and permit internal whistleblowing involving classified and unclassified information. He will also discuss his other scholarly work on cyberspace law, ethics, and decision making in national security communities.
David Delaney has taught national and homeland security and cybersecurity law as a visiting assistant professor at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law and School of Public and Environmental Affairs since 2013. During this time he also served as senior fellow and deputy director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. He was an army military police officer for five years and also served as Deputy Associate General Counsel for cyber and critical infrastructure programs at the Department of Homeland Security. In 2008 he received the Intelligence Community Legal Award for Team of the Year for his work on an interagency cyber legal working group.
Sponsored by the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences
LAS aims to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of academic, industry, and government researchers, analysts and managers together to re-engineer the intelligence analysis process to promote predictive analysis. LAS will do this by conducting both classified and unclassified research in a variety of areas of research. The research done in this area will serve as the foundation for mission effects and integrated back into the enterprise.
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