Contact

I'm always interested in email from readers and listeners. However, I only respond to a small percentage of emails that I receive. One reason for that, the primary reason, is that I receive a lot of very sketchy stuff. If you approach me out of the blue with a generic account asking for my thoughts on "Russian active measures" (as discussed recently on Covert Contact) or send me an attached document for review I'm going to take a pass for my own security.

A Note for Students

I receive a lot of mail from students. It can be quite challenging to seperate legitimate enquiries from those that have other objectives. You'll increase your chance of receiveing a response if you contact me from a school email address and reference your class and the name of your instructor.

Interested in a Career in Intelligence?

I can't help you - at least probably not in the way that you would like me to help you. If you're an American citizen visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/. If you have tips for for the USIC you might try their contact forms.

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Preferred Methods of Contact

There are many ways to reach me but I prefer to run the vast majority of my communications through encrypted channels. I recommend contacting me at [email protected] via your own ProtonMail account so that the conversation is E2E encrypted. I can also provide a Tutanota address if that is your preferred email service.

If you need to arrange encrypted file transfer Keybase is a good option. I can arrange an invite if you do not have an account. I generally don't like to accept files from people I don't know.

I use Signal, WhatsApp, and other encrypted apps for mobile chat and voice but those are usually reserved for trusted contacts. You can always ask if you have a specific security concern.

Feel free to use my public key if you want to roll your own encrypted message:

Fingerprint: 0E03 733A DC47 4BE5 6563 B10F 67F9 E224 A8CB DA17

64-bit: 67F9 E224 A8CB DA17

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If you are really paranoid (I'm not judging) you can visit my Keybase profile to confirm my cryptographically signed proofs.