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Sara Sorcher

Sara Sorcher
Sara Sorcher is National Journal's national security correspondent. You can find her in the halls of the Pentagon, State Department and Congress covering defense, military and foreign policy issues. Before joining the newsroom in September 2010, Sorcher worked as a freelance journalist in Israel. Her print and video packages have been featured with major outlets including ABC News, The New York Times, TIME, CNN World View and Global Post. Sorcher graduated magna cum laude in Middle Eastern Studies from Tufts University and speaks Hebrew and Arabic.
Cybersecurity

Cyberspying Indictments Will Not Stop China From Hacking U.S. Businesses, Insiders Say

The legal action may just encourage China to try harder to avoid detection, National Journal finds.

CIO Briefing

Snowden's Security Breach Could Cost the U.S. Billions, Top General Says

It may take two years to assess and address the damage, Dempsey tells lawmakers.

Cybersecurity

Let Supreme Court Decide if NSA Surveillance Is Constitutional, Key Senator Says

Lawmakers have been assuming the program is legal, Feinstein says.

CIO Briefing

Drone Lobbyist: 'I Don't Use the Word Drone'

National Journal catches up with Michael Toscano, chief of the unmanned vehicle industry group.

CIO Briefing

Invasion of the Drones Has Senate Panel’s Attention

Congress has already directed the FAA to find a safe way for drones to fly for commercial purposes by 2015.

CIO Briefing

White House should develop rules for drone program, insiders say

Most National Journal security experts say the rules should be kept secret.

CIO Briefing

Syria's chemical weapons: A perfect storm?

Ironically, Assad’s strong hold on power has so far staved off a potential disaster.

Cybersecurity

U.S. should get tough with China over cyberattacks, experts urge

Washington should push Beijing harder, National Journal Insiders say.

News

Group says biometric screening could reduce airport hassle

Passengers who volunteer personal biometric data -- possibly including iris scans or fingerprints -- and answer questions would glide through airport security.

News

TSA, pilots weigh biometric system for airport screening

Card would allow crew to pass quickly through security checkpoints.

CIO Briefing

TSA works on alternative airport screening process for pilots

Pilot unions have cited concern over radiation from scanners.