Stewart Baker

  • Transition Introspection

    This is the first presidential transition for DHS, and perhaps the first time many agency employees are really looking back over the past seven years. DHS Assistant Secretary for Policy Stewart Baker is here now…

  • Transition Introspection

    This is the first presidential transition for DHS, and perhaps the first time many agency employees are really looking back over the past seven years. DHS Assistant Secretary for Policy Stewart Baker is here now…

  • Keeping FEMA in the DHS family

    With a response that took less than a minute, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano seemingly put to rest a debate that has been lingering in Washington for years. She told House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie…

  • Slow cyber progress puts critical infrastructure at risk

    Even in a year in which the Stuxnet attack targeted critical infrastructure systems and attacks on grid operators rose dramatically, operators of critical infrastructure around the world took few steps to increase their cyber defenses, a new report found.

  • In Depth Show Blog – April 2

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

    ”A resounding victory for Edward Snowden.” That’s how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described the passage of the USA Freedom Act late yesterday. The legislation, signed by President Barack Obama, will phase out the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program over the next six months. Instead, phone records will stay at the phone companies and the government will need a warrant to access them. Stewart Baker is a partner at the law firm Steptoe and Johnson. He was the first assistant secretary for policy at Homeland Security and earlier spent two years as the NSA’s general counsel. He also publishes a podcast on cyber law policy. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about what’s next for the NSA.