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Swimming in the Ocean of Big Data: National Security in an Age of Unlimited Information

The Journal of National Security Law and Policy’s Inaugural Symposium will be focusing on the problems and opportunities inherent in the relationship between Big Data and National Security as well as how that relationship can be changed and used in the future. This symposium will take place on February 27th, 2013 at Georgetown University Law Center.

United States v. Boyd (E.D.N.C. Sep. 14, 2011) (yes, another guilty

* United States v. Boyd (E.D.N.C. Sep. 14, 2011) (yes, another guilty plea) Well, I spoke to soon.  Another DOJ win in a terrorism case. You have to admire the concatenation of inchoateness in this particular charge: aiding-and-abetting a conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, where that underlying material support offense in turn is […]

United States v. Harpham (E.D. Wash. Sep. 7, 2011)

* United States v. Harpham (E.D. Wash. Sep. 7, 2011) (guilty plea) Ok, this should be it for today.  Last week was a busy one for DOJ in terrorism cases! In this case, Kevin Harhpham has pled guilty to placing an IED along the planned route for the MLK Day parade in Spokane last January.  […]

United States v. Payen (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 7, 2011)

* United States v. Payen (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 7, 2011) (25 year sentence in NY terror plot)   From the press release:   NEW YORK – Laguerre Payen was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, N.Y., and to use Stinger surface-to-air guided missiles […]