McKay Smith is an Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security
Division. The Department of Justice bears the responsibility of overseeing the foreign
intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities of the United
States Intelligence Community. As an Attorney with the National Security Division, Mr.
Smith provides guidance to members of the Intelligence Community regarding interpretation
and application of governing authorities. He also identifies individual and systemic
incidents of noncompliance and works with responsible agencies to correct existing
problems, as well as to limit the occurrence of future incidents. 

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Smith was a Senior Inspector with the
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General. The Office of Inspector
General conducts independent and objective audits, inspections, and investigations of
departmental programs and operations. Mr. Smith worked in multiple capacities within the
Office of Inspector General, including as an Attorney and as the Acting Intelligence
Operations Specialist. As a Senior Inspector, he reviewed highly sensitive and
controversial programs to ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory
requirements. 

Mr. Smith is an Adjunct Professor at both the George Washington University Law School and
the George Mason University School of Law where he teaches courses on government
oversight and internal investigations. In addition, he has authored several articles and
inspector general reports related to the subject. Mr. Smith earned his J.D. from William
and Mary Law School and an LL.M., with distinction, from the Georgetown University Law
Center. 

Academic Publications

Professional Publications

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Implementation and Coordination of TSA's Secure Flight Program, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (2012)
 

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DHS' Counterintelligence Activities, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (2010)
 

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TSA's Breach of Sensitive Security Information, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (2010)
 

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Information Sharing at the National Operations Center, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (2009)
 

Presentations

Declassified Intelligence: Reshaping the Complex Mosaic of Historical Events, George Washington University Law School & George Mason University School of Law (2013)
 

Understanding and Improving Intelligence Analysis: Learning from Other Disciplines, University of Mississippi Center for Intelligence & Security Studies (2013)
 

Expanding the Frontiers of Intelligence Education, International Association for Intelligence Education (2013)