Download, rate and subscribe here: iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher. "Intelligence Matters" is a weekly podcast about national security and policy hosted by former CIA acting director and CBS News national security contributor Michael Morell. Each week, users can listen to conversations between Morell and some of the world's leading intelligence and national security officials and experts. The podcast|, which launched in 2017, was previously produced in partnership with The Cipher Brief, a website dedicated to national security topics.
*PLEASE NOTE: This interview was taped last week, before nationwide protests in response to the death of George Floyd began.*
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Chris Krebs speaks with Michael Morell about securing the operations and data of businesses and government agencies as they have adopted teleworking and other protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Krebs also explains how foreign adversaries and hackers have targeted vaccine and treatment research at health care institutions across the country. Morell and Krebs review the preparations being made to protect the 2020 presidential election and discuss the interference campaigns expected from foreign adversaries.
June 3 |
Transcript: Chris Krebs - Securing businesses and the 2020 elections amid COVID threat
May 27 |
Transcript: Laura Rosenberger speaks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
May 20 |
Transcript: Karim Sadjadpour speaks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
May 13 |
Transcript: Dr. Michael Osterholm speaks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
May 8 |
Bonus episode - Analysis: The national security implications of COVID-19 May 6 | Transcript: Chris Johnson speaks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Apr 29 |
Transcript: Olivier Blanchard speaks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Apr 22 |
Transcript: John McLaughlin speaks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Apr 15 |
Transcript: Lisa Monaco speaks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Apr 8 |
Transcript: Dr. David Agus speaks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Mar 18 |
Transcript: Philip Breedlove, former NATO supreme allied commander, on "Intelligence Matters"
Mar 11 |
Transcript: Former top defense official Robert Work on "Intelligence Matters"
Mar 2 |
Transcript: David Ignatius talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Feb 26 |
Transcript: Africa expert Judd Devermont talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Feb 21 |
Transcript: Tech expert Ben Buchanan talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Feb 14 |
| Former No. 2 U.S. intel official Sue Gordon says of departure, "I didn't want to be anyone's agenda" Transcript
Feb 12 |
Transcript: Robert Worth talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Feb 5 |
Transcript: Evelyn Farkas talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Jan 29 |
Transcript: Tom Donilon and Stephen Hadley talk with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Jan 22 |
| Shelby Pierson: Top election security official details past, current and future threats Transcript
Jan 15 |
Transcript: Robert Ashley talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Jan 8 |
Transcript: Samantha Power talks Iran with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Jan 1 |
Transcript: Sean Roche talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Dec 25 |
Transcript: Barbara Slavin on Tehran's potential path forward
Dec 18 |
Transcript: Susan Rice on her career, U.S. foreign policy and America's role in the world
Dec 11 |
Transcript: Adam Smith on the work of overseeing the U.S. military
Dec 4 |
Transcript: James Stavridis on the value of alliances
Nov 27 |
Transcript: Michael Bennet on foreign policy and national security priorities
Nov 20 |
Transcript: Sue Mi Terry on North Korea update
Nov 13 |
Transcript: Carl Ghattas on international and domestic terrorism
Nov 7 |
Transcript: Chris Johnson talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Oct 30 |
Transcript: Bill Priestap talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
Oct 23 |
Transcript: James Mattis on Syria, leadership and top national security threats
Oct 15 |
Transcript: Former senior CIA operations officer Marc Polymeropoulos on recruiting and running spies
Oct 08 |
Transcript: Deep Dive with Experts Kurt Campbell and Jake Sullivan on U.S.-China Relations
Oct 01 |
Transcript: William McCraven on leadership, living history and life of service
Sept 30 |
Bonus pod: Michael Morell on the Whistleblower complaint and Ukraine call
Sept 25 |
Transcript: Richard Haass on top U.S. foreign policy challenges
Sept 18 |
Transcript: Todd Owen on CBP's main mission and state of U.S. border
Sept 11 |
Transcript: Garrett Graff on new oral history of 9/11 book
Sept 4 |
Transcript: Kristin Wood: The process, substance and value of the agency's analytic work
Aug 28 |
| Michael Vickers, on U.S. Afghanistan strategy Transcript
Aug 21 |
Jim Sciutto: "Shadow Wars" involving Russia and China: Transcript
Aug 14 |
Juan Cruz: What's next for Venezuela? Transcript
Aug 7 |
Michael Allen: Office of the DNI: What it does: Transcript
July 30 |
Preet Bharara, former U.S. attorney on takeaways from Mueller | Transcript
July 24 |
| Dennis Ross on prospects for Middle East peace Transcript
July 17 |
Sue Gordon: #2 U.S. intel official talks about how U.S. is preparing for 2020 election threats | Transcript
July 10 |
| Kim Jong-un believes Trump is "different," State Dept's intelligence arm assesses Transcript
July 3 |
| Top counterterrorism official: U.S. must avoid returning to "pre-9/11 state" Transcript
June 29 |
Top cybersecurity official Chris Krebs: U.S. should employ "range of tools" against active adversaries | Transcript
June 21 | Bonus episode:
Transcript: Bill Burns and Jim Miller talk with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
June 19 |
Kim Jong-un's surprising rise to power: Author Anna Fifield | Transcript
June 12 |
Nada Bakos: Former CIA targeting officer talks about post-9/11 hunt for terrorists | Transcript
June 5 |
CIA's former chief of disguise Jonna Mendez on how to hide spies | Transcript
May 29 |
| Angela Stent: Here's how Russia is advancing a "post-West" order, says foreign policy expert Transcript
May 22 |
Tamir Pardo: Ex-Mossad director says cyber poses biggest threat to free world | Transcript
May 15 |
Transcript: David Sanger talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"
May 8 |
| Chris Costa: Spy Museum to offer newly dimensional look into world of espionage Transcript
Apr 30 |
| Mike Pompeo: Nuclear talks with North Korea will be "bumpy" Transcript
Apr 24 |
| Chris Darby: On-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment arm of the C.I.A. Transcript
Apr 17 |
| Jamie Metzl: The "genetic revolution" could threaten national security Transcript
Apr 10 |
| Meroe Park: Trump's first visit to the CIA Transcript
Apr 3 |
| Glenn Gerstell: Surveillance and new challenges coming with 5G network Transcript
Mar 27 |
| Eliot Cohen: A Building Crisis in American Foreign Policy Transcript
Mar 20 |
| David Petraeus: Five "big ideas" to combat Islamic extremism Transcript
Mar 13 | William Burns:
| Trump administration has "hollowed out" U.S. diplomacy" former top U.S. envoy says Transcript
Mar 6 |
| David Charney: Insider threat expert on why people spy Transcript
Feb 27 |
| Laura Holgate: The most precarious proliferation challenges faced by U.S. Transcript
Feb 20 |
| Sue Mi Terry: Trump's rushed diplomacy with North Korea could trigger regional arms race Transcript
Feb 13 |
| Jeh Johnson: There's no security crisis near the southern border Transcript
Feb 6 |
| Vicki Huddleston: The view from Havana Transcript
Jan 30 |
| Michael Rogers: Advice on deterring cyber attacks Transcript
Jan 23 |
| David Cohen and Avril Haines - weigh merits of speaking out for past, present CIA leaders Transcript
Jan 16 |
| Robert Pape: For recruiting, ISIS steals Western ideas Transcript
Jan 9 |
| Antony Blinken: Grading Trump's foreign policy Transcript
Jan 2 |
Lisa Monaco: Terror threat is "getting worse" says former homeland security adviser | Transcript
Dec 26 |
Gary Hufbauer: Trade policy and national security - an expert view
Dec 19 |
| Nadia Schadlow: The national security strategy's lead author on its origins and impact Transcript
Dec 12 |
| Glenn Gaffney: U.S. falling behind in new space race Transcript
Dec 5 |
| John Miiller: NYPD counterterrorism chief on today's threats Transcript
Nov 28 |
Phil Reilly: Leaving Afghanistan would cause a greater problem | Transcript
Nov 21 |
Michael Vickers: U.S. and China battle to control "industries of the future" | Transcript
Nov 15 |
Derek Maltz: Opioids and international crime
Nov 8 |
| Eric Edelman: U.S. might struggle to win or lose war with China Transcript
Nov 1 |
| David Cohen: Singapore Summit was "serious misstep" Transcript
Oct 24 |
| Norman Roule: Khashoggi case - former top U.S. intel official suggests it was a case of attempted rendition Transcript
Oct 17 |
Karim Sadjadpour: Tehran may seek to wait out Trump administration
Oct 10 |
| James Lankford: Other countries will "test out" Russia's interference tactics Transcript
Oct 3 |
Chris Johnson on the future of the U.S.-China relationship
Sep 24 |
Anthony Fauci on threats from epidemics
Sep 17 |
Stephen Hadley: President Bush's former national security adviser on rebuilding U.S.-Russia ties
Sep 10 |
| Jake Sullivan: Former top Clinton, Biden adviser on challenges facing America Transcript
Sep 3 |
| William Evanina: Country's top spy-catcher on espionage threats Transcript
Aug 29 |
| Mark Warner on securing elections, combating disinformation: "We're not there yet" Transcript
Aug 22 |
Tillerson ushered in period of "extraordinary destructiveness" says former U.S. ambassador to UAE, Barbara Leaf
Aug 15 |
: Stacey Dixon New head of "DARPA for spies" warns that China is attracting top research talent
Aug 8 |
: Juan Carlos Pinzon Former Colombian defense minister warns of security "backslide"
Aug 1 |
: Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly Combating disinformation campaigns Bonus: Michael Morell on why security clearances matter
Jul 24 |
: Husain Haqqani Pakistan's former ambassador says his country must get out of the business of jihad
Jul 17 |
Adm. Winnefeld (Ret.) on top military threats the U.S. faces
Jul 10 |
CIA's top recruiter on how the agency finds its spies
Jul 3 |
Rep. Mike Quigley on U.S. election security
Jun 26 |
Ben Rhodes on the Obama administration's wins, losses and legacy
Jun 19 |
James Clapper on internal and external threats to the U.S.
Jun 12 |
: Paul Heer East Asia expert weighs in on Trump-Kim Jong Un summit outcome
Jun 5 |
: Sue Mi Terry Korea expert's advice to Trump: Listen to your advisers
May 29 |
John McLaughlin on helping families of the fallen
May 22 |
Undercover spy to public official: Rep. Will Hurd on global threats and domestic challenges
May 15 |
James Jeffrey The Iran nuclear deal: What in the world happens next?
May 8 |
: Joseph DeTrani Negotiating with North Korea: The players, the stakes and the surprises
May 1 |
The relaunch - with Gen. Michael Hayden