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Posted: July 21, 2021 at 12:55 am

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy will hold a hearing on the historic protests in Cuba. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Jos Miguel Vivanco, executive director of the Americas Division at Human Rights Watch, and Rosa Mara Pay Acevedo, director of Cuba Decide.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security will hold a hearing on the Transportation Security Administration's (TSAs) strategy for addressing increased summer travel. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Darby LaJoye, the TSA's executive assistant administrator for security operations, and Michael Ondocin, the TSA's executive assistant administrator for law enforcement and the federal air marshal service.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on the federal government's coronavirus response. The committee will hear testimony from Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; and Dawn O'Connell, assistant secretary of health and human services for preparedness and response.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on the nominations of Karen Donfried to be an assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, Catherine Phee to be an assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Anne Witkowksy to be an assistant secretary of state for conflict and stabilization operations, and Paloma Adams-Allen to be a deputy administrator of USAID for management and resources.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 10:15 a.m.: The Atlantic Council will host a conversation with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus, on the state and future of the Belarusian democratic movement. Amna Nawaz, chief correspondent at PBS NewsHour, will moderate, and Julie Fisher, U.S. ambassador to Belarus, will offer opening remarks.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on the growing threat of ransomware. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Kemba Walden, assistant general counsel for the Microsoft Corporation; Robert Lee, chief executive officer of Dragos; Christian Dameff, professor of emergency medicine at the University of California, San Diego; Charles Carmakal, chief technical officer of FireEye-Mandiant; and Philip Reiner, chief executive officer of the Institute for Security and Technology.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation and Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber will hold a joint hearing on U.S.-European cooperation on China and the broader Indo-Pacific. The subcommittees will hear testimony from Heather Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia and the Arctic at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Matthew Goodman, senior vice president for economics at CSIS; and Peter Rough, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel will hold a hearing on the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Lynn Rosenthal, chair of the commission; three commission members; and Kathleen Hicks, deputy defense secretary.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 2:30 p.m.: The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development will hold a hearing on modernizing the State Department. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Marcie Ries, former U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria and Albania; Annie-Marie Slaughter, chief executive officer of New America; and Stephen Biegun, former deputy secretary of state.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 2:45 p.m.: The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing on the nominations of Matthew Olsen to be the assistant attorney general for national security, Stacey Dixon to be principal deputy director of national intelligence and Thomas Monheim to be intelligence community inspector general.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism will hold a hearing on grassroots peacebuilding efforts between Israelis and Palestinians. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, director of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program at the U.S. Institute of Peace; Nada Majdalani, Palestinian director for EcoPeace Middle East; Meredith Mishkin Rothbart, co-founder and chief executive officer of Amal-Tikva; and Daniel Runde, director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at CSIS.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense will hold a hearing on Navy and Air Force weapon systems divestments. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Vice Adm. Randy Crites, deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources; Vice Adm. James Kilby, deputy chief of naval operations for warfighting requirements and capabilities; and Lt. Gen. David Nahom, Air Force deputy chief of staff for plans and programs.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 11:15 a.m.: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. policy to Turkey. The committee will hear testimony from Victoria Nuland, undersecretary of state for political affairs.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.: The McCain Institute will host a conversation with Seamus Hughes, deputy director off the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, on his book Homegrown: ISIS in America. Hughes will be interviewed by Brette Steele, the McCain Institute's senior director of the Preventing Targeted Violence Program.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.: The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy will hold a hearing on combating climate change in East Asia and the Pacific. The subcommittee will hear testimony from two panels of witnesses, including officials from the State Department, USAID and the Pentagon.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.: The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations will hold a hearing on the fiscal 2022 budget request for Special Operations Forces and Command. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Gen. Richard Clarke, the commander of Special Operations Command, and Joseph McMenamin, senior official performing the duties of the assistant defense secretary for special operations and low intensity conflict.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.: The Wilson Center will host a panel on the role of state actors in combating ransomware. Meg King, director of the Science and Technology Program at the Wilson Center, will deliver the introductory remarks and Rep. Jim Himes will deliver the keynote address. The panel will be moderated by Ellen Nakashima, national security reporter at the Washington Post, and the panelists will be Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of the Silverado Policy Accelerator; Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kenan Institute; and King.

Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism will hold a hearing on terrorism and digital financing. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Stephanie Dobitsch, deputy undersecretary of homeland security for intelligence and analysis; Jeremy Sheridan, assistant director of the Secret Service's Office of Investigations; and John Eisert, assistant director for investigative programs at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The Brookings Institution will host a discussion on the international communitys response to the political and humanitarian crises in Myanmar. Jonathan Stromseth, Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asian Studies at Brookings, will moderate a panel that will include Mary Callahan, associate professor of international studies at University of Washington; Kavi Chongkittavorn, senior fellow at the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University; Aye Min Thant, features editor at Frontier Myanmar; and Derek Mitchell, former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar.

Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.: The McCain Institute will host a conversation between former U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May on the United States transatlantic alliances.

Friday, July 23, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.: The Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a discussion on transatlantic data transfers in the context of ongoing negotiations between the U.S. and the E.U. regarding the replacement of privacy shield. Rep. Suzan DelBene will deliver a keynote address before a panel moderated by Steven Overly, reporter at Politico. The panelists include Barbara Cosgrove, vice president at Workday; Sharon Bradford Franklin, co-director of the Center for Democracy & Technology; Cameron Kerry, Brookings visiting fellow; and Peter Swire, professor at Georgia Tech.

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Senior Research Program Manager, Hoover Institution at Stanford University

The Hoover Institution is seeking qualified candidates for a full-timeSenior Research Program Managerfor the Technology, Economics, and Governance Working Group and subsidiary programs. The ideal candidate will be highly organized with work experience in both business and national security and a familiarity with academic institutions and research. If you are both strategic and practical, enjoy directing complex programs, managing policy-relevant research projects, and cultivating professional and business partnerships, we encourage you to apply today to support Hoovers mission.

Resume and cover letter required for full consideration.

About Stanford Universitys Hoover Institution:The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economyboth domestic and foreignas well as international affairs.

Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.

JOB PURPOSE:

The Senior Research Program Manager reports to Hoover Senior Fellow and is responsible for managing the Technology, Economics, and Governance Working Group and subsidiary programs in consultation with the senior leadership.

The Hoover Institutions new Working Group on Technology, Economics and Governance brings together Hoover senior scholars from across fields with private sector leaders to address key questions at the nexus of technology, economics, and governance. The Working Group seeks to understand the drivers and dynamics of technological innovation in the 21st century, assess the opportunities and risks that breakthrough technologies are creating, and develop governance approaches that maximize the benefits and mitigate the risks for the nation and the world. The Working Group will conduct original research to better understand the current state of innovation as well as its causes and likely effects. This policy-relevant research will inform workshops and engagement with both private sector and public sector leaders and the development of policy recommendations for decision-makers at all levels of government.

CORE DUTIES:

ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:

* The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Bachelors degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Masters degree or equivalent experience, with a background in business, political science, economics, or law strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Certifications and Licenses:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

WORK STANDARDS:

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Program Manager, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties, R Street Institute

The R Street Institutea free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices across the countryseeks a motivated, organized program manager to help us implement and maintain systems for our projects and grants. This position reports to the Policy Director, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties. If you want to join an energetic organization and do something extraordinary, this may be just the opportunity you need.

A typical day at R Street may include drafting grant reports; reviewing and tracking the fulfillment of committed project deliverables and associated metrics of success on a restricted grant; monitoring the progress and resource allocation to date on a particular project; improving the estimation of time invested across the organization for creating a white paper; and mentoring your colleagues in project management. Note: this is not a policy writing or policymaking role, though it will be what you make of itproviding opportunities to take on more responsibility and leadership if you have the drive, passion and skills.

Aspects of Your Role

Skills and Qualifications

Workplace

R Street offers a flexible working arrangement. This is a full-time position that can either work the majority of the week in our DC office or be fully remote.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

R Street strives to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide the following benefits and perks:

R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity or anything else thats illegal, immoral or nonsensical to use as a basis for hiring.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact qualified individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held virtually, via Zoom.

To apply, you must upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Policy Program Coordinator, National Security Institute

The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School seeks a Policy Program Coordinator for the National Security Institute (NSI) on the Arlington, VA., campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:

TheNSIPolicy Program Coordinator will be responsible for the successful planning and coordination ofNSIpolicy program efforts and events. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

This is not a supervisory position.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10581z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/ by September 1, 2021; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Program Assistant, National Security Institute

The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School seeks a Program Assistant for the National Security Institute (NSI) on the Arlington, VA., campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to National Security Institutes Deputy Director, theNSIProgram Assistant will be responsible for the successful execution ofNSIevents and for supporting NSIs other programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

This is not a supervisory position.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10512z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/ by September 1, 2021; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Request for Resumes, Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense (DoD), is reviewing the resume file for potential candidates for a number of Schedule A, Excepted Service, attorney positions that are under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence) and support the intelligence and security practice areas. Individuals interested in being considered are invited to review the notice at https://ogc.osd.mil/Careers/. This is not a vacancy announcement.

The office is seeking candidates with expertise relevant to the following roles:

Attorney - Experienced Level, National Security Agency

Location: Fort Meade, MD

Job ID: 1163464

Job Responsibilities

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive or classified national security information.

The NSA Office of General Counsel's Acquisition, Research & Technology (ART) practice group is seeking superior applicants with experience in federal procurement who are interested in joining its elite team of lawyers who provide legal advice to the Agency as it carries out its missions. The ART practice group provides legal advice and representation to Agency personnel at all levels on a wide range of acquisition, installations, logistics, fiscal, environmental, export, technology transfer, and intellectual-property matters. The spectrum of issues handled by ART is broad and ART's legal advice is routinely required in novel situations. In addition to serving in an advisory capacity, ART attorneys also have the opportunity to litigate and serve as lead counsel in contract-related litigation before the Government Accountability Office and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals while playing a supporting role to the Department of Justice in litigation before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Attorneys working in NSA OGC apply their expertise, skills, and education to solve a variety of challenges not found in the private sector or at any other government agency. You will have the opportunity to make a global impact on a daily basis as you work with other top caliber professionals at the highest levels of the Agency and across the U.S. Government. This critical work ensures that Agency operations comply with the law while also protecting both our national security and our civil liberties.

In tackling these challenges, our attorneys work directly with senior officials at various Intelligence Community and Executive Branch agencies, as well as relevant committees of Congress.

NSA attorneys work in a highly classified setting and are entrusted with tremendous responsibility as they advise the Director and other senior leaders at the Agency on a diverse and complex spectrum of issues. Because the NSA is a Department of Defense agency, our attorneys have a unique opportunity to be directly involved in national security operations working alongside military and civilian colleagues, as well as to interact with the private sector in cybersecurity and other matters.

In short, many OGC attorneys say they can't imagine working in a more exciting and important position.

Description of Position

The responsibilities of an Acquisition Attorney at the NSA can include:

Appointment to this position requires a minimum commitment of 5 year(s) in OGC before you can be eligible to apply for any other positions at the Agency.

Job Summary

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the exclusive NSA component responsible for providing legal services to all NSA elements. The Office of General Counsel protect NSA's interests concerning the legal and regulatory authorities, requirements, entitlements, obligations and oversight requirements under which the Agency operate.

Qualifications

Salary Range: $103,690 - $159,286 (Senior)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry for Grade 13 is with a Professional Law Degree (LLB or JD).

Degree must be a Professional Law Degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and requires active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.

Grade 13: Must have in excess of 2 years of relevant experience. Relevant experience as determined by the Office of the General Counsel (or the Office of the Inspector General for positions in the OIG) must be professional legal experience that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. See DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1442.02 for exceptions to the grade-level standards. Active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia is required.

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