James L. Barksdale
- Partner and Co-founder, The Barksdale Group
- Co-chair, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age
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Enhancing national security and civil liberties
Markle convened the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age in 2002 to determine how best to make information discoverable and accessible to the right officials at the right time to enable improved decision making with regard to major security threats against our nation while protecting traditional civil liberties.
Since shortly after September 11, 2001, the Markle Task Force helped our nation move closer to the implementation of a trusted, government-wide information sharing environment, providing detailed recommendations on the key policy and technology issues affecting its implementation.
From 2002 to 2012, the Markle Task Force offered a broad vision and detailed recommendations on key policy and technology issues affecting the creation of a trusted information environment. Many were adopted by executive order and incorporated in federal legislation.
The Lawfare blog provides daily coverage of legal developments and debates on national security. Developed with support from Markle, it is a go-to resource managed by key scholars and practitioners for the policy community.