The Security Blog

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 @ 11:34AM

Security Basics by Terry Doyle

Though earliest man would not have articulated his security issues as such, or even thought even close to the conceptual manner we do in the 21st century, security has always been the human’s foremost concern. Nations that can supply the fundamental pieces of security –- food, clothing, and shelter —…

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 @ 8:24AM

Quis Conversation: Military Security w. Terry Doyle July 28

Continuing the Quis Custodiet dialogue series, on July 28th the company is co-hosting a talk with security related military professional Terrence Doyle at the Provisions Library. An essential part of the Quis Project, speaking with professionals who interact with individual or community security helps us both memorialize and remember 9/11….

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 @ 12:42PM

Thomas Drake’s Complaints about NSA Upheld

Washington Post Staff Writer R. Jeffrey Smith reported Wednesday, June 22, 2011 on the case of Thomas Drake, an NSA official who leaked information about inefficiency, and privacy concerns, related to domestic intelligence gathering. The Defense Department’s internal watchdog upheld the complaints of a National Security Agency official early in…

Sunday, May 8th, 2011 @ 2:46PM

Security for Children: A Dialogue with Susie Cambria June 1, 2011

An essential part of the Quis project is projecting community voices into the cultural reconsideration of security already happening because of the ten year anniversary of 9/11. I’m co-hosting several dialogues with experts in security-related fields, and am looking forward to the session with Susie Cambria and social service professionals…

Saturday, December 25th, 2010 @ 1:41PM

Monitoring America in Washington Post

In a mirror of the Quis Project, the Washington Post has created a series exploring security in America. Monitoring America, by Dana Priest and William Arkin, was published recently. An excerpt: “Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to…

Saturday, December 25th, 2010 @ 1:34PM

Full Body Scanners: Exploring issues of privacy and body image

In a special to the Washington Post December 22, 2010 Libby Copeland exposes how changes in technology and security are affecting our sense of self. An excerpt: “We are more naked, as a nation, than we’ve ever been. We are forever baring our souls, revealing the mundane and the sacred….

Friday, October 15th, 2010 @ 9:29AM

Former NSA Executive Paying Price in Washington Post

Washington Post Staff Writer Ellen Nakashima reported Wednesday, July 14, 2010 on the case of Thomas Drake, an NSA official who leaked information about inefficiency, and privacy concerns, related to domestic intelligence gathering. “For seven years, Thomas A. Drake was a senior executive at the nation’s largest intelligence organization with…

Friday, October 15th, 2010 @ 9:16AM

Sousveillance by Jascha Hoffman

Writing December 10, 2006 Jascha Hoffman reported on the new trend of Sousveillance: “Surveillance, from the French for “watching over,” refers to the monitoring of people by some higher authority — the police, for instance. Now there’s sousveillance, or “watching from below.” It refers to the reverse tactic: the monitoring…

Monday, October 4th, 2010 @ 3:23PM

Anybody’s Son Will Do by Bill Willers

University of Wisconsin Professor of Biology Bill Willers recently posted about the military system of behavior. He wrote, “In 1983, the National Film Board of Canada produced a 57-minute film, “Anybody’s Son Will Do”. Arguably the best anti-war film ever made, and tailored for public television, it scared the hell…

Monday, October 4th, 2010 @ 3:19PM

What Tyranny is This? by Andrew Sullivan in The Atlantic

Andrew Sullivan wrote in his blog for The Atlantic about a recent speech by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and some of the issues raised by it. He wrote, “[H]er speech yesterday about the importance and value of American power to direct the planet reveals her comfort with the vast,…

Monday, October 4th, 2010 @ 3:18PM

Get Right With History by Stan Katz in Chronicle of Higher Education

The August 3rd, 2010 Chronicle of Higher Education featured a Stan Katz article on the importance of studying history. Mr. Katz directs the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and his piece reminds us that “The Facts”, and their usage politically, are part…