Privacy and Security: Can We Achieve Both in Cyberspace?


May 20, 2014, the Slade Gorton International Policy Center held a roundtable discussion on the growing debate on how best to balance privacy and national security concerns within cyberspace with General Timothy Lowenberg and Gordon Matlock.

General Lowenberg severed as the nation’s longest tenured Homeland Security Advisor and culminated a 44 year military career by serving as the Washington Adjutant General, a governor’s cabinet post he held from 1999 to 2012. As Adjutant General, he commanded all Washington Army and Air National Guard Forces, served as the governor’s Homeland Security Advisor, and administered the state’s homeland security grants, Emergency Management and Enhanced 911 telecommunications programs. General Lowenberg is currently working with state and federal authorities in developing a Joint Action Plan for State-Federal Unity of Effort on Cybersecurity.

Speaker Bio

Gordon Matlock is the Director of Government Affairs and Policy at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and leads cyber and internet governance efforts for PNNL’s Center for Global Security. Prior to joining PNNL, Matlock spent a decade working in the U.S. Congress – most recently as a professional staff member on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Matlock also served as a senior policy advisor in the Senate focusing on national security, energy security, and international trade issues and as a military legislative assistant.


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