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The Halfway House Between Science and Secrets

An Interview With Bruce Schneier on Science and Security

  • Jonathan Pfeiffer
  • Science Progress
  • March 19th, 2008

Streaming and MP3 audio available

Earlier this month the National Research Council released a Congressionally-mandated report, “Science and Security in a Post 9/11 World,” which recognizes that the 9/11 attacks provoked a misallocation of United States security resources and led to counter-productive security measures. The NRC warns that the widespread practice of labeling scientific research as “sensitive but unclassified” has had grave consequences for our security and our economy. In order to encourage more sensible science-security policymaking, the NRC has recommended the creation of a new high-level Science and Security Commission to give scientists and government security officials a place to deliberate and negotiate security policies as they relate to science and engineering research…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.