John Costello interviewed in Mondaq United States podcast, “Cybersecurity Issues on the Congressional Agenda”

"[This] interview is with Mark Montgomery and John Costello, both staff to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. The Commission, which issued its main report more than a year ago, is swinging through the pitch, following up with new white papers, draft legislative language, and enthusiastic advocacy for its recommendations in Congress, many of which were adopted last year. That makes it the most successful of the many cybersecurity commissions that have come and gone in Washington. And it's not done yet. Mark [...]

2021-05-06T00:00:37-04:00May 6, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Michèle Flournoy writes in Foreign Affairs: “America’s Military Risks Losing Its Edge”

"For almost a decade, U.S. defense officials have deemed the return of great-power competition to be the most consequential challenge to U.S. national security. In 2012, during the Obama administration, the Defense Department announced that 'U.S. forces will no longer be sized to conduct large-scale, prolonged stability operations,' such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq, marking a sharp departure from the United States’ post-9/11 defense strategy. In 2016, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter highlighted a 'return to great-power of competition.' And [...]

2021-05-01T00:00:57-04:00May 1, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Charlie Bolden quoted in NewScientist article, “China Is About To Start Building a Space Station in Orbit”

"'China, in a sense, is trying to catch up with capabilities that other space powers that have already done,' says space analyst Laura Forczyk. 'One of the things that helps China here is that their government is not democratic, so there isn’t the infighting that we have in the US about what the priorities are and how to fund them.' "That has allowed the nation to develop this technology relatively quickly, but Charles Bolden, who served as NASA administrator under President [...]

2021-04-27T00:00:03-04:00April 27, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Michèle Flournoy interviewed in Rusi’s The Western Way of War podcast, “The Enemy Went to School”

"Former US Under Secretary for Defence for Policy Michèle Flournoy talks to Peter Roberts about technology, concepts, young minds and competitive spaces in warfare. The conversation is predicated on the idea of obeying the just war principles until deterrence fails. Thereafter, we (the West) want a distinctly unfair fight…" Listen to the full episode here: Full Episode

2021-04-22T00:00:30-04:00April 22, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

John Costello interviewed in Lawfare’s The Cyberlaw Podcast podcast, “Cybersecurity Issues on the Congressional Agenda”

"Our interview is with Mark Montgomery and John Costello, both staff to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. The commission, which issued its main report more than a year ago, is swinging through the pitch, following up with new white papers, draft legislative language and enthusiastic advocacy for its recommendations in Congress, many of which were adopted last year. That makes it the most successful of the many cybersecurity commissions that have come and gone in Washington. And it’s not done yet. Mark [...]

2021-04-20T14:24:16-04:00April 20, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Bridge Colby and Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in Foreign Policy article, “China and Russia Turn Deeper Ties Into a Military Challenge for Biden”

"'You face a two-front war where we don’t have a two-front military,' said Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense during the Trump administration. 'If NATO is expecting U.S. forces to bail it out simultaneously with a fight over Taiwan, we can’t do them both. We don’t have the assets. That can create huge problems for us…' "'We have to start thinking about how they also generate synergy in ways that amplify the challenge that both countries pose,' said [...]

2021-04-20T12:35:14-04:00April 20, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Michèle Flournoy quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Biden Rebuffed Commanders’ Advice in Decision to Leave Afghanistan”

"'I totally understand and support the notion that U.S. involvement in this war has to end at some point,' said Michèle Flournoy, who served as a senior Defense official under Mr. Obama and was a candidate to serve as defense secretary for Mr. Biden. 'But we are in a position where our forces are like the boy with the finger in the dyke, and when we remove that finger I think that the flood is going to come…'" Read the full [...]

2021-04-17T17:56:40-04:00April 17, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Joe Maguire quoted in The New York Times article, “How the U.S. Plans to Fight From Afar After Troops Exit Afghanistan”

"'As good as our intelligence and over-the-horizon capabilities are, there is no substitute for being there,' Joseph Maguire, a former top Navy SEAL commander who served as acting director of national intelligence in the Trump administration, said in an interview. 'Our effectiveness in protecting our homeland will be significantly diminished…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-15T00:00:35-04:00April 15, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Jim Jeffrey quoted in Asia Times article, “US Needs Turkey for Its Al-Qaeda and ISIS Links”

"This year, in an interview on March 8, James Jeffrey, who served as US ambassador under both Republican and Democrat administrations and most recently as special representative for Syria during the Donald Trump administration, was quoted as saying that HTS has been 'an asset' to America’s strategy in Idlib, the northwestern province of Syria bordering Turkey…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-10T00:00:47-04:00April 10, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Bob Work quoted in Department of Defense article, “Artificial Intelligence Key to Maintaining Military, Economic Advantages, Say Leaders”

"Officials today discussed the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence's recent report and the progress for the adoption and implementation of AI across the Defense Department. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael S. Groen, director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, and Robert O. Work, vice chair of the NSCAI, spoke to reporters at the Pentagon…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-09T00:00:31-04:00April 9, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|
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