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Stewart Baker      

First Assistant Secretary for Policy at the United States Department of Homeland Security Under the Presidency of George W. Bush

Stewart Baker is a partner in the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson. His law practice covers homeland security, international trade, cybersecurity, data protection, and travel and foreign investment regulation. From 2005 to 2009, Baker was the first assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security. As an intelligence lawyer, he has been general counsel of the National Security Agency and of the commission that investigated WMD intelligence failures prior to the Iraq war. He is the author of Skating on Stilts, a book on terrorism, cybersecurity, and other technology issues, which he blogs about on



Stewart Baker practices law at Steptoe & Johnson, covering homeland security, cybersecurity, data protection, encryption, lawful intercepts, intelligence and law enforcement issues, and foreign investment regulation. He is the author of Skating on Stilts – Why We Aren't Stopping Tomorrow's Terrorism, a book on the security challenges posed by technology, and he writes on cybersecurity and privacy law at

All Things D Covers Stewart Baker's PRISM Debate with Guardian Editors

All Things D, a website focused on technology, the Internet and media, and published by The Wall Street Journal, covered an event hosted by The Guardian in which Steptoe partner Stewart Baker debated two Guardian editors about the ramifications of the British newspaper’s recent reporting on the National Security Agency (NSA), PRISM, and the leaks by Edward Snowden...

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