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Washington, D.C.
Deputy Editor, Passcode — Christian Science Monitor
Covers:  national security, foreign policy, foreign aid, war, congress, drones, counterterrorism, intelligence, cybersecurity, defense industry, export control

Deputy editor of @CSMPasscode, covering security & privacy in the digital age. Former National Journal nat'l security correspondent

Sara Sorcher's Biography

Sara Sorcher is the deputy editor of a forthcoming cybersecurity and technology section at the Christian Science Monitor. Previously, she was National Journal's national security correspondent. Her work at the magazine from 2013 won the National Press Club's Michael Dornheim award. 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 ...

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National Press Club Award

2014 - Michael A. Dornheim award for defense reporting
From the judges: “Sara’s work explored defense procurement, civil applications of unmanned aerial vehicles, federal budgeting and congressional oversight. Sara combine dogged reporting and deft writing to produce stories that explained the sweeping political and economic forces affecting defense and aerospace – but also with an eye for the perfect illustrative detail.”

What was your first job as a journalist?

During college, I was an intern with ABC News 20/20 & Primetime in NYC.

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What's your favorite social network?

Twitter for news, Facebook for sharing.

Will our future Internet be paradise or dystopia? — What we learned from an Atlantic Council event discussing digital trends and possible scenarios for the world's online future. What does the perfect Internet look like? The paradisiacal vision of its future - a scenario Atlantic Council senior fellow Jason Healey calls "Cyber Shangri La" - is one in which the dreams of Silicon Valley come true: New technologies are born and implemented quickly; secure online access is a human right.

Schiff: If surveillance reform fails in Congress, Obama should act alone — Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee, also says the National Security Agency is partly to blame if reform efforts fail in Congress. The surveillance reform standoff is sparking a feeling of déjà vu on Capitol Hill. Especially for California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff.

Exploring the identity economy

Cybersecurity Podcast: Stuxnet, sexism, CEOs, and surveillance — New America's Peter Singer and Passcode's Sara Sorcher interview technologist and author Bruce Schneier, Endgame chief executive Nate Fick, and journalist Kim Zetter on the latest episode of The Cybersecurity Podcast. Should the government be responsible for defending private companies against sophisticated cyberattacks launched by nation-states?

What it's like to have your identity stolen — Victims rarely know anything about their predators. Yet the thieves know absolutely everything about them. It was a four-day shopping binge across New York City that quickly racked up $30,000 in charges on Jonathan Franklin's credit card - a haul that included clothes from Versace and gear from the Apple Store.

Influencers: Congress should end NSA bulk data collection — In a Passcode survey, a group of more than 90 experts from across government, the private sector and privacy advocacy community call for surveillance reforms. Lawmakers should vote to end the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance program that scooped up the call records of tens of millions of Americans, a strong majority of Passcode's Influencers said.

Influencers: Congress should end NSA bulk data collection — In a survey, Passcode's Influencers say Congress should vote to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of call records:

Exploring the identity economy

The cyber gold rush — How cities and states are scrambling to becoming the Silicon Valley of cybersecurity - and ride the next big economic boom. On an aluminum-gray day,dozens of businesspeople filed off luxury tour buses. They huddled around the Army colonel who commands the sprawling Fort George G.

At cybersecurity gathering, the White House steps up charm offensive — US government officials ventured to the West Coast to win over the security community and business leaders as Internet security proposals make their way through Congress. The contrast couldn't have been sharper between the Washington insider and the tech executive.
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May 23, 2015

RT @dnvolz: NEW: How McConnell's plot to preserve NSA mass surveillance veered off script… via @SarahMMimms

May 23, 2015

#PATRIOTAct decision delayed. Ex NSA chief & ACLU adviser say: We agree on surveillance reform-- why can't Congress?…

May 23, 2015

RT @nationaljournal: Senate will reconvene on Sunday, May 31. McConnell says senators will have "one more opportunity to act responsibly"

May 23, 2015

RT @ChadPergram: #BREAKING McConnell says Senate can't extend NSA pgms. Says Senate will try again on NEXT Sunday May 31, just before pgms expire.

May 23, 2015

RT @rcalo: Opinion: An ex-NSA chief and ACLU adviser can agree on surveillance reform. Why can't Congress?…

May 23, 2015

RT @StevenTDennis: Rand Paul points out Congress has had YEARS to consider what to do re: Patriot Act.

May 23, 2015

RT @dnvolz: McConnell is flushed in the face, trying to figure out next move. Paul is strolling around casually, hands in pockets…

May 23, 2015

RT @RobertsDan: Hot mic on the Senate floor catches GOP floor manager telling huddle that McConnell is going to bring everyone back on May 31 day before exp

May 23, 2015

RT @RandPaul: If the Senate won't allow my amendments, I'm prepared to keep the Senate in session as long as necessary.

May 23, 2015

RT @StevenTDennis: McConnell in a pickle. If he reconsiders USA Freedom Act, it's still DAYS before you can pass it. As Niels noted, maybe Wednesday.

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