Jeff Kosseff


Jeff Kosseff is an assistant professor of cybersecurity law at the US Naval Academy. He practiced cyber security and privacy law at Covington & Burling LLP and clerked for Judge Milan D. Smith Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Kosseff is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Law Center and the University of Michigan. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a journalist for the Oregonian, where he covered technology and Congress. Jeff was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and a recipient of the George Polk Award.

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In Defense Of FAA Section 702: An Examination Of Its Justification, Operational Employment, And Legal Underpinnings

by John C. "Chris" Inglis, Jeff Kosseffvia Lawfare
Friday, April 29, 2016

The tension between a Nation-state’s need to detect and interdict threats to life, safety and property inevitably conflict with the privacy interests of its individual citizens and private sector entities.

In Defense of FAA Section 702

by John C. "Chris" Inglis, Jeff Kosseffvia Aegis Paper Series
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

An Examination of Its Justification, Operational Employment, and Legal Underpinnings. The authors argue that Congress should reject calls to repeal or amend Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.