On June 13, 2011 Prof. Lotrionte took part in a conference that was co-sponsored by the Science and Technology Law (SciTech) Section’s Homeland Security Committee, the Public Contract Law (PCL) Section’s Committee and the Standing Committee on Law and National Security. The program focused on the emerging – and often unsettled – legal and policy issues arising out of cyber warfare. Some of the questions addressed were the limits of DoD (Title 10) and the Intelligence Community (Title 50); the liability risks to government agencies, private contractors and third parties when supporting information gathering and cyber counterstrikes; and the role of the Fifth Amendment or other statues if the U.S. Government shuts down private networks to stop an attack. In addition to Prof. Lotrionte the panel included Dr. Herbert Lin of the National Research Council of the National Academies, Suzanne Spalding of the CIA, and moderated by David Bodenheimer of SciTech Homeland Security Committee.
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