Summary of the Meeting of the National Security Transparency Advisory Group (NS-TAG) - November 10, 2021

Held via Videoconference

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The fifteenth virtual NS-TAG meeting took place on November 10, 2021, on the theme “Connecting with Diverse Communities: Enhancing How National Security Organizations Engage, Build Trust, and Evaluate Success – Part Five”.

During the first session of the meeting, the NS-TAG members privately discussed their third report, which will focus on the current theme of engaging and building trust with diverse communities.

During the second part of the meeting, the NS-TAG welcomed guests from Stockwoods LLP and the Brennan Center for Justice. During the discussion, participants discussed  the need for increased accountability mechanisms for national security and law enforcement agencies, and how to build trust with Muslim communities. Speakers also advised on how national security agencies can enhance transparency by reporting relevant information in a more accessible manner, and improving outreach by consciously interacting with communities.

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