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Experts in cyber issues discussed and explored a range of topics to frame the discussion of what could happen in cyber fields along the spectrum from disruptive to positive. The panel discussed several cyber security issues, including the threat to physical infrastructure, the logical structure of the internet, the ways in which the public and private sectors must work together to improve security, and the lack of a U.S. Strategic doctrine on cyber security.
Dr. Ben Sheppard, Adjunct Fellow at the Potomac Institute and Senior Associate, Institute for Alternative Futures, led the discussion and provided four different scenarios - ranging from aspirational to desperation - to fuel discussion. Other experts providing comment and further challenges or ways to consider the future were Dr. Fred Wright, Deputy Director, Cyber Technologies and Information Security Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute; and Ronald A. Marks, President, Intelligence Enterprises, LLC. Amb Dave Smith, Potomac Institute Senior fellow and Cyber Center Director, moderated the discussion.
Attendees at the "Cyber Scenarios" event talk with panelists after the program ended.
The important relationship between the U.S. and Azerbaijan was the focus of a strategic dialogue held at The Potomac Institute Friday. The Hon. R. James Woolsey, Former Director, Central Intelligence headed the panel that included Mr. David Satter, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute and Amb. David Smith, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The dialogue included more than 20 participants from academia, Department of State, embassies of Azerbaijan and Bulgaria, and many other organizations. BGen Dave Reist, USMC (Ret.) moderated the discussion. Opportunities Development Group co-hosted the strategic dialogue.
The commanders of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, CAPT Shawn Lobree and Col Scott Campbell, briefed at the Potomac Institute on the mission and capability of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) and its critical value to national security.
The commanders led the Navy-Marine Corps team, composed of the 15th MEU and Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3, as it transited more than 43,000 nautical miles, conducting several theater security cooperation exercises with partners in the Western Pacific and Middle East. These exercises were discussed during the 60-minute briefing, in addition to other mission essential tasks and capabilities carried out during the 8-month deployment.
This deployment marked the final one for the CH-46, a 50-year-old helicopter that has been around the world in multiple operations and exercises. Four major exercises during this deployment included CROCODILLO with East Timor, Eager Mace 12 with Kuwait, Iron Magic 12 with United Arab Emirates, and Red Reef 15 with Saudi Arabia.
Col Campbell and CAPT Lobree also discussed the future of forward deployed naval forces, the ARG-MEU's current strengths and weaknesses, and a growing command relationship with Special Operations Forces (SOF). A Q&A with audience members followed the brief. Gen. Al Gray, 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps and Chairman of the Institute's Board of Regents, provided closing comments.
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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...
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CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
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