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State Secrets is a weekly interview podcast featuring Cipher Brief experts and national security leaders.

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State Secrets is a weekly interview podcast featuring Cipher Brief experts and national security leaders.

    Natural Language Processing and National Security

    Natural Language Processing and National Security

    Welcome to the next episode of the State Secrets podcast.  This week we catch up with Brian Raymond, who is the Senior Director of the National Security Group at Primer, a machine intelligence company headquartered in San Francisco.  Primer is one of our private sector partners at The Cipher Brief and is part of our daily open source collection team.  They are involved in pushing the envelope of technology applied towards national security objectives that use machine learning and artificial intelligence.

    • 24 min

    Border Security Part 2

    Border Security Part 2

    This is part 2 of our border security series.  In this episode Cipher Brief COO Brad Christian catches back up with Mike Fisher, former Chief of the US Customs and Border Protection, to talk about recent developments with Mexico, the situation surrounding children in detention along the border, threats of deportations by the U.S. administration and what it will take to get the border crisis under control.  

    • 21 min
    Border Security Part 1

    Border Security Part 1

    Border security is a complex issue. From conflict zones like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, to geo-political hot spots like Israel and North Korea. International borders are where military, law enforcement, crime, politics and policy collide. Rarely do countries have the ability to control their entire borders, leaving open the possibility of smuggling and illegal immigration. The U.S. is among the world’s countries facing a challenging border security dynamic. We spoke with two experts.

    • 33 min
    The Fifth Domain with Richard Clark

    The Fifth Domain with Richard Clark

    Richard Clarke has been on the cutting edge of terrorism and cyber issues for quite some time.  He served more than 30 years in government and was the first White House official tasked with taking charge of U.S. cybersecurity policy.  He’s written eight books, half fiction, half non-fiction and his latest book, ‘The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats’ was written with Robert Knake.

    • 29 min
    JJ Green, National Security Correspondent, WTOP

    JJ Green, National Security Correspondent, WTOP

    If you’ve done any reporting on national security issues in Washington DC, you already know JJ Green. He’s been covering national security for the city’s most popular radio station for 15 years now.  As you can imagine, he’s seen a lot of changes in that time.

    • 39 min

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