The Kalb Report: 45 Words A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the First Amendment

Event to be held Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m., at National Press Club

One sentence, just 45 words in length, proclaims and promises the freedoms that define American democracy. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition one’s government. It is the duty of the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States to interpret the constitution and to rule on the legality of legislation.Continue Reading

Kalb Report Marks 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

John Lewis, Andrew Young, Julian Bond Reflect on King’s I Have a Dream Speech

Gathered at the National Press Club Aug. 27 with host Marvin Kalb to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and to talk about the impact of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech were three of the leaders of the 1960s civil rights movement—John Lewis, Andrew Young and Julian Bond.Continue Reading

Strong Defense Not Enough To Secure U.S. Cyber Space, Says Cohen

Former Defense Secretary tells UMUC Cybersecurity Scholarship Gala Attendees U.S. Must be Prepared to Strike as Events Warrant

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen says America must rely on much more than defense mechanisms to protect the United States in cyber space. It must be prepared to go on the offensive against hackers and attackers who threaten the nation’s vital infrastructure.Continue Reading

NSA Official Tells UMUC Students About Growing Cybersecurity Threats

Cyber crime is becoming more sophisticated and disruptive. The nation is facing a shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals to protect and secure critical infrastructure and information systems, the director of National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate told more than 500 UMUC cybersecurity students, alumni and professionals from military, government and industry.Continue Reading