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Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies Report is Vital in Understanding 'Arc of Instability'
"Morocco on the Move" recently published three articles referencing IUCTS study titled "Terrorism in North Africa & the Sahel in 2012: Global Reach and Implications." Maps and other information were central to the coverage that includes comments by United Nations Security Council, discussion of Al Qaeda presence in Polisario camps, and coverage of the Arc of Instability.
Potomac Institute Welcomes Eric Womble, Senior Fellow
Eric Womble joins the Potomac Institute with many years of experience in the defense industry and the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. federal government.
Mr. Womble was an executive at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and Huntington Ingalls Industries from 2004 through 2012. He was initially responsible for Large Deck Amphibious program and then the Advanced Capabilities Group that did R&D, strategic planning, advanced concepts and new business development for the Shipbuilding sector, which had $6 billion in annual sales. While at HII and Northrop Grumman Corporation, he also served in leading Corporate Programs Division.
He has over 23 years of experience serving in the Executive and Legislative Branches of the United States federal government. He became the National Security Advisor for Senator Trent Lott, Mississippi, in 1995. He was instrumental in setting and passing legislation and appropriations that positively impacted the Department of Defense, its service members and their families. He also coordinated all military, legislative and budget activities with the Pentagon, other Congressional offices, industry, academic institutions, the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Defense and Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittees.
The Potomac Institute is Pleased to Announce "AL GRAY, MARINE: The Early Years, 1950-1967, Vol I" by Scott Laidig is Available for Purchase
All net proceeds will be donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
The Potomac Institute Press is pleased to announce that AL GRAY, MARINE: The Early Years, 1950-1967; Volume 1 by Scott Laidig is now available for purchase. This first volume of the AL GRAY, MARINE series has been released in hardbound and Kindle versions only. Click here to purchase the hardbound edition from the Potomac Institute Bookstore text, see samples, and read endorsements. Click here to purchase to purchase the Kindle version from Amazon.com. Click here to purchase the hardback version from Amazon.com.
Promoting peace and religious tolerance is the best way to reclaim territory from extreme branches of religion, and experts and leaders on these topics gathered May 9 at a panel discussion co-hosted by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies) and the International Law Institute.
Introducing “The Power of Sufism to Resist Radical Thoughts in Islam,” Kim Phan, Executive Director of the International Law Institute, said that to achieve economic growth in developing countries, the rule of law and security need to be in place.
Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, observed that if quantity and quality of tolerance and ecumenical reconciliation can be raised, than the better chance for more peaceful resolutions of conflicts worldwide.
Khawaja Farooq Renzu Shah, the keynote speaker, said Sufism has historically played a role in promoting peace and religious tolerance, and that it can reclaim that role from the more extreme brands of Islam that have recently begun to take hold across the world.
In the News: Potomac Institute is focus in Cyber Security Policy article - National Defense Magazine
Amb David Smith, Potomac Institute Cyber Center director, was featured as cybersecurity policy expert in an upcoming (June) article of National Defense Magazine. The article discusses the President's executive order aimed at guarding critical infrastructure in private hands from cyber-espionage and attacks:
“With the possible exception of the electricity grid, there are no bigger targets than the defense industrial base,” said former Ambassador David J. Smith, who now serves as the director of the Potomac Institute’s Cyber Center. The institute is an Arlington, Va.-based think tank.
The widespread theft of intellectual property from U.S. defense firms by hackers in China and Russia are operations of strategic importance, Smith said.
“We are talking about nation states targeting the U.S. government and the holders of its intellectual property,” he said. China and Russia are trying to equalize their technology with the United States and cannot do it on their own.
...The problem can be tackled without strict laws, Smith said. Industry is saying, “Please don’t give us a bunch of rules and regulations that are going to be outdated literally before the ink dries,” he said.
Technology moves fast. Congress moves slowly. It is best to have broad mandates, he said.
The legislation should set up performance-based goals companies should meet, and make them structure their solutions so their defenses against network intrusions can be tested. But they should be free to come up with their own ideas, Smith said.
There are some positive signs this year as lawmakers again try to pass cybersecurity legislation, he said.
- Potomac Institute Welcomes Michael Shank, Senior Fellow - Cyber and Intel Focus
- Potomac Institute Expert on stage at TEDx Tblisi - Cyber Security
- Gordon Keiser - Senior Fellow At Potomac Institute
- Ken Hamilton Joins Institute as Senior Fellow
- Dr. Hank Orejuela, Ph.D., Joins Potomac Institute's Board of Regents
- Tom O'Leary is Named to Board of Directors
- Mr. John C. Johnson is Named Member of the Board of Regents
- Gail Clifford named to Potomac Institute Board of Directors
- Securing Syria's chemical arms would carry huge risks
- Marine Corps Times Lt. Gen. William Faulkner
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- 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG - June 10, 2013 (14:30 - 15:30)
- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
Col Campbell, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and CAPT Lobree, Peleliu Armphibious Ready Group, will provide an overview of their eight-month deployement that covered more than 43,000 nautical miles while conducting theater secuity cooperation exercises...
Lydia Robertson, Director of Communications
Sponsored by AAAS and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
1200 New York Ave., Washington, DC 20005
Registration is free for all participants - all welcome who are interested in neuroscience and its intersection with policy, ethics and...
RSVP at http://aaaspolicyfellowships.org/ethical-issues-neuroscience
- "Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight" April 17 April 17, 2013 (15:00 - 16:00)
- ICTS: Combating Hizballah's Global Network April 04, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
- Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons July 25, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World May 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight, on Wednesday, April 17, 3 - 4 p.m, at Potomac Institute of Policy Studies. Event will be lead by LtGen William M. Faulkner, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Installations and...
Combating Hizballah’s Global Network, Thursday, Apr 4, 12-2
Hosted by Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
At the Potomac Institute, 901 N. Stuart St, Ste 200
Inter-University Center for...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
2nd Floor Conference Room
CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
Ilona Brueckmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, PA.
Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons, on Wednesday, July 25, at the Institute. Registration is required. Contact...
The Potomac Institute Cyber Center will host a special program on Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World on Friday, May 11, from 12 noon-2 pm at the Institute, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA...