Potomac Institute Welcomes Michael Shank, Senior Fellow
Michael Shank is now a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He is the former Staff Director for Minority Members, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives.
Previously, Mr. Shank was the first NSA/CSS Representative to USCYBERCOM. As the senior advisor, he provided technical knowledge, insight and leadership to optimize NSA/CSS enterprise support to USCYBERCOM and their service components. Prior to that assignment, he served as the Deputy NSA Chief of Staff for Cyber and was responsible for Cyber Strategy and Policy and for NSA/CSS support to planning for USCYBERCOM.
He is viewed as an imaginative theorist and operational planner for the employment of Cyber and Intelligence operations. As a direct outcome of his contributions, the NSA/CSS and the U.S. CYBERCOMMAND served as key sources of technical expertise and operational capability for projecting power and conducting defense in cyberspace.