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In the security world a "SCIF" ['skiff'] or "Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility" is a special secured room where classified information is processed and shared. National security expert, Juliette Kayyem, brings you inside the security world in a deeper way. By exploring the planning and decisions behind our own safety--both nationally and locally-- this podcast takes some of the mystery out of what makes us safer.
||CleanEpisode 108: Out Like Flynn||When General Michael Flynn was first named as President Trump’s National Security Advisor many wondered how long he would last. A polarizing figure, as National Security Advisor Flynn spent time on conspiracies, fighting intelligence agencies, and misre||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 107: From Russia With Love?||Long before all the Executive Orders and power shake-ups of the Trump Administration there were a number of reports about Russia's efforts to interfere with our national election. And exactly how far and how involved Russia was able to successfully involv||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 106: Trump's Team of Rivals||By almost every measure the Trump Transition has been like no other. And with Trump some of the most telling signs of how his administration will govern can be found in his own cabinet. They are certainly a unique blend of experience and unlike any cabine||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 105: Protecting POTUS Trump||The Presidential Transition is a very sensitive time for security. But the final day of that process, Inauguration Day, is a particularly challenging day for one very specific branch of our national security structure: The United States Secret Service. An||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 104: 2016, A Year In Need Of A Do-Over||What a year to forget. 2016 seemed a relentless run of mayhem. From January to December the events that shaped this year broke all the rules and redefined (even respelled) unprecedented, again and again. Back in December 2015 no one could have predicted o||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 103: Building for the Worst Case Scenario||Climate change isn't something that can be debated, but must be mitigated or, failing that, adapted to. How we build our cities for those changes will not only impact our ability to respond to natural disruptions, but arm us with the tools needed to handl||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 102: Inside the Presidential Transition||The Presidential Transition is the process of preparing our democracy for the reigns to be passed from one administration to the next. Back in 2008 Juliette Kayyem was on the transition team for President Elect Obama working side-by-side with members of P||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 101: Democracy in the Age of Cyber Security||Is Russia deliberately trying to impact the U.S. presidential election? What are the consequences of these cyber leaks for our democracy and our society, not just in the remaining days of this election, but beyond November 8th? Jonathan Zittrain, profes||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Interested to see how good this podcast is
I work in a SCIF. I hope this podcast is more entertaining than actually working in a SCIF because that would be soooooo boring. I can't even listen to this podcast in the SCIF because I'm not allowed to bring my phone in!
Great Factual Podcast
Extremely well organized. Clear research. Opposing positions presented. Concerns raised front and center. Well narated and contemporary.
Professional, brief, and super-informative
Juliette Kayyem delivers an excellent security-related podcast with The SCIF. I appreciate her focus, her choice in guests, and her diligence in making it all understandable to the layman (without dumbing it down much, if at all). Simply put, it's an excellent podcast, for which I not-so-patiently await the next episode.