State Secrets is a weekly interview podcast featuring Cipher Brief experts and national security leaders.
Jared Maples- Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
This week we’re excited to welcome Jared Maples, to the show. Jared is the Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. I caught up with Jared to talk about how he and his team work to counter threats from terrorism, cyber-attacks and most recently, the growing and complicated issue of state sponsored disinformation.
Peter Singer- Strategist at New America and Co-Author of New Book 'Burn In'
Peter Singer is co-author along with August Cole of the new book Burn-In a Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution. Peter is also a strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Richard Haass- President of the Council on Foreign Relations
In this episode Cipher Brief publisher & CEO Suzanne Kelly talks with Richard Hass. Richard is the President of the Council on Foreign Relations, and author of the new book ‘The World, A Brief Introduction’ . The book is a primer designed to help experts and non-experts better navigate a complex and rapidly changing world in which global literacy really matters. Suzanne caught up with Richard to talk about why he wanted to write this book, what issues worry him the most on the world stage, and why now more than ever, global literacy is so important.
Coronavirus and the Cartels
This week we’re joined by Cipher Brief Expert Mike Vigil. Mike is the former Chief of International Operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Before his retirement, he was one of the most highly-decorated agents within the agency and was responsible for numerous multi-national operations, the largest involved 36 countries.
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.
Admiral James Stavridis
Admiral James Stavridis spent more than thirty years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star Admiral. He served as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and previously commanded U.S. Southern Command. You can imagine that someone with that kind of experience has seen a lot in his career, so to retire and then write a book about character is an interesting choice.
Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher talkes with Admiral Stavridis about what made him want to zero in on the issue of character.
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