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John C. "Chris" Inglis


John C. “Chris” Inglis is a the Robert and Mary M. Looker Distinguished Visiting Professor for Cyber Studies at the US Naval Academy and former deputy director of the National Security Agency (2006– 14). He served nine years active and twenty-one years reserve in the US Air Force from which he retired as a brigadier general and command pilot in 2006. Inglis holds degrees in engineering and computer science from the US Air Force Academy, Columbia University, the Johns Hopkins University, and George Washington University. He is the recipient of three US Presidential Rank Awards, the USAF Distinguished Service Medal, the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and the President’s National Security Medal.

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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.