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Our inability to identify and treat mental illness will only mean more incidents like Sandy Hook
Jennifer Buss, PhD, Patrick Cheetham, Robert Hummel, PhD, Kathryn Schiller-Wurster, and Michael Swetnam make up the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought. The Center develops new ideas about the future directions of science and technology, formulates strategies on how to achieve revolutionary gains in that field, provides a forum to discuss the associated political, ethical, legal, and social issues, and informs the public and policymakers to solve vital societal problems.
In December we added Adam Lanza to a long string of mentally ill young men alleged to have committed horrific acts of violence. Before him came Jared Lee Loughner. James Holmes. Anders Behring Breivik. At Virginia Tech, there was Seung-Hui Cho. The Unabomber. In 2012 there were 16 mass violence incidents where victims were indiscriminately killed in the United States. Why do these mass attack events seem to be happening with increasing frequency? What is the root cause? And what can be done?
Senior Vice President of National Security Policy Jamie Barnett, Jr., RDML USNR (Ret.), is a retired Navy admiral, a cyber security analyst, and a former Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. In an interview with Federal News Radio, he offered his observations on the top three challenges facing the Department of Defense in 2013. At the top of the list: critical gaps in oversight of the supply chain for the Pentagon's electronic systems. Click below to listen to the interview. Click here to read more.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will host a program presented by the USMC Returning Commander speaker series on Wednesday, January 16, from 3-4:30 pm at the Institute, by the commanders of the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO JIMA ARG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). During a nine-month deployment, CAPT Art Garcia, USN, and Col Frank Donovan, USMC, led a Navy-Marine Corps team that completed missions across the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, Africa and Southwest Asia. Registration is required: please see below for details.
The IWO JIMA ARG/24 MEU includes the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, the amphibious transport dock USS New York, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall. More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines embarked in March 2012 on the deployment, which was extended in November amid ongoing turmoil in the Middle East.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith (Ret.) is the Director of the Potomac Institute Cyber Center. He is a cyber security and cyber policy analyst, and a former US arms negotiator. In an op-ed for Defense News entitled "Hackers Join the Fight," he writes that the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza not only made it clear that cyber attacks will be a part of warfare henceforth, but also marked the arrival of "warfare’s newest actor — the freelance cyber warrior." Click here to read the article in full.
- Praise for #CyberDoc Book
- Senior Vice President Jamie Barnett Comments on Public Safety System
- PICC Director Amb. David Smith in Foreign Policy
- C-SPAN Coverage: ICTS Event on Middle East Security
- Senior Vice President Jamie Barnett in The New York Times
- Janelle Gatchalian Lor Named Research Fellow
- Senior Vice President Jamie Barnett in Federal Computer Week
- Senior Fellow David Kay on WTOP
- Potomac Institute Press Launches #CyberDoc Book
- Event: "A National Cyber Doctrine"
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Editors: Michael Swetnam and Tim Sample
- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
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...
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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
2nd Floor Conference Room
CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
Ilona Brueckmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, PA.
Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...
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