Shunned as NSA Advisers, Academics Question Their Ties to the Agency

Eli Burakian, Dartmouth College

Philip Hanlon, a mathematician who is president of Dartmouth College, served on the advisory board of
 the National Security Agency, where he says the discussion shifted toward nonscientific business topics.
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For decades, the National Security Agency’s main internal advisory board was rich with scientists from major research universities, helping the agency’s leaders keep American spies technologically a step ahead of their Cold War rivals.

Then, in...

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