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Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith, (Ret.), writes in a recent issue of the Georgian publication Tabula about the emergence of Stuxnet, the latest "super-cyber-weapon." Smith is the Director of the Georgian Security Analysis Center in Tbilisi, which is also the location of a regional cyber security summit November 10-12. Smith writes that experts gathering in Tbilisi face enormous challenges, including the fact that cyber conflict "reverses the traditional roles of government and private industry in war." In a cyber war, Smith writes, "most targets belong to private companies; cyber aggressors and cyber defenders will be mostly civilians. This calls for an unprecedented partnership between government and industry." Click below to read the article in full.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Colonel Martin A. Leppert, USARNG (Ret.) has joined the Institute as a Research Fellow in the Strategy, Planning & Programs group. He currently supports the Engineering Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir. Colonel Leppert works with the Civil Military Operations – Human Environment Interaction work group as an Afghanistan operational subject matter expert.
Prior to his retirement, Colonel Leppert served as the Special Assistant to the Army National Guard where he planned, coordinated and executed the Afghan Agri-Business Development mission in support of NATO operations in Afghanistan, successfully deploying 21 teams composed of over 1500 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen into Afghanistan to support coalition capacity building efforts in that country.
The Capital Consortium for Neuroscience: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (CCNELSI), www.ccnelsi.com, was developed by Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Vice President of Academic Programs, Prof. James Giordano, PhD. CCNELSI operates in conjunction with the Institute and its Center for Neurotechnology Studies as a forum for the exploration of emerging issues in neuroscience and accompanying ethical concerns. CCNELSI partners with area academic and research institutions to enrich the intellectual life of the DC and Northern Virginia communities. Click below to watch a video in which Prof. Giordano explains CCNELSI's mission.
Potomac Institute Fellow Ben Sheppard, PhD, is an expert on political and psychological effects of terrorist attacks. In a radio interview on the Jim Bohannon Show, Dr. Sheppard talks about the "homegrown" terrorist risk highlighted by a recent sting operation in the Washington, DC area. That operation led to the arrest of a Virginia man, for allegedly participating in what he thought was a plot to bomb Metro transit stations. Click here to listen to Dr. Sheppard's interview on domestic terrorism risks.
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- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
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- Cyber & Hardware Hacking Scenarios 2023 June 17, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG - June 10, 2013 (14:30 - 15:30)
- ICTS Event: Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? September 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Event: "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase" August 28, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
Potomac Institute Cyber Center Seminar: To bring to life the gravity of how our current cyber approach is failing and to suggest what a successful strategy may look like, Dr. Ben Sheppard will outline four scenarios:
1. Cyber defenders become...
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Col Campbell, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and CAPT Lobree, Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, will provide an overview of their eight-month deployment that covered more than 43,000 nautical miles while conducting theater security cooperation exercises...
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a luncheon seminar, Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? on Tuesday, September 11, at the Institute. Co-sponsors of this event include the...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase," on Tuesday, August 28, at the Institute. This event is by invitation/registration...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
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CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
Ilona Brueckmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, PA.
Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...
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