Potomac Institute Senior Fellow Amb. David J. Smith (Ret.) will address the 76th Rose - Roth Seminar of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, "Fitting the Caucasus into a Global Framework: Georgian Perspectives and International Stakes," in Tbilisi, Georgia, March 23 - 25. The seminar will be attended by members of 24 parliaments of NATO member states and associate states, diplomats, NGOs and aother experts. Amb. Smith will speak on "The Geopolitics of the Russia-Georgia Conflict in a Global Framework." Amb. Smith is Director of the Georgian Security Analysis Center in Tbilisi. Click here for more information about Amb. Smith.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow RADM Edward Masso, USN (Ret.) says a reported cyberattack against RSA, the manufacturer of the SecurID system used by several federal government agencies, is a wake-up call for the government and employees. He commented on the breach to the technology news website NextGov, saying such an attack "affects all critical infrastructures and consumer confidence." SecurID is currently used by the Pentagon, the Transportation Security Administration, the State Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Census Bureau, among other agencies. Click here to read the NextGov article including RADM Masso's comments.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith, (Ret.), directs the Georgian Security Analysis Center in Tbilisi, Georgia. In a recent issue of the Georgian publication Tabula, he writes about Vice President Biden's recent trip to Russia and the administration's "reset" policy regarding US-Russian relations. Amb. Smith argues the results of US-Russian efforts to work together have been "anemic." Moreover, he argues, the "reset" policy ultimately fails to address key areas of divergence in US and Russian interests, papering over important differences with statements that the two nations can "agree to disagree." Click below to read the article in full.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that RADM Edward Masso, USN (Ret.), has joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow. Commenting on his appointment, Rear Admiral Masso said, "I am honored to become part of the very impressive team of senior fellows that Potomac Institute has assembled over the years. I hope to contribute to the mission success of the Potomac Institute and its government partners, and to participate in the generation of information that will assist our nation's leaders as they make key policy decisions vital to our national defense."
Rear Admiral Masso is President of Flagship Connection, a defense-sector consulting firm specializing in Cyber, Missile Defense, ISR, Space, Human Systems Integration, and Human Resources programs. He is a highly sought-after speaker specializing in topics in addition to those mentioned above, such as leadership, ethics, and disruptive technologies.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Prof. James Giordano, PhD, Vice President for Academic Programs and Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies, is a recipient of a J. William Fulbright Senior Fellowship Award. As a Fulbright awardee, Prof. Giordano will spend three and a half months from October 2011-February 2012 at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU), in Munich, Germany, working on a project entitled Integrating Neuroscience, Ethics, Legal and Social Issues (NELSI) in Programs of Science and Technology Education and Training.
Commenting on the award, Prof. Giordano said, " I am humbled, honored and of course, very pleased to have been awarded this fellowship, and am proud to join the ranks of both current Fulbright Fellows, and those who have preceded me. I look forward to working with my colleagues at LMU, and to forging a durable collaborative relationship between our institutions." Potomac Institute Chairman and CEO Michael Swetnam added, “Professor Giordano is one of the most deserving of all Fulbright scholars. He is dedicated, accomplished and brilliant.”
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith, (Ret.), directs the Georgian Security Analysis Center in Tbilisi, Georgia. In an article for the Georgian publication Tabula, he looks at the recent revolts in the Middle East and North Africa. Amb. Smith writes that although the full ramifications of these events remain unclear, worldwide socio-economic impacts - including rising insecurity about energy supplies - could have the effect of empowering Russia. Click below to read the article in full.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Dan Gallington, Esq., is an intelligence and security analyst who has served as Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Department of Justice and Legal Advisor for Intelligence Oversight in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, among other positions. He says all indications are that ongoing revolutions in the Arab world took the US intelligence community by surprise, which is a great cause for concern. In a recent interview on the Jim Bohannon Show he focused on challenges facing the intelligence community. Click here to listen to the interview in full.
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- Senior Fellow Tawfik Hamid Discusses Egypt on C-SPAN
- Senior Fellow Tawfik Hamid Comments on Developments in Egypt
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Middle East Unrest
- Senior Fellow Tawfik Hamid Interviewed on Egypt Crisis
- Senior Fellow Tawfik Hamid on the Crisis in Egypt
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Georgia's Historic Struggles
- Cyber Challenge Panelist Amb. David Smith in Federal Computer Week
- Health Policy Program Director Donald Donahue on Biosurveillance
- Montgomery Book Review: "Fascinating and Enlightening"
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Cyber Security
- Institute Fellows on "The Soft Power of Solid Medicine"
- Focus Newsletter: "Navigator Awards"
- Senior Fellow Charles Herzfeld on Terrorism and Security in 2011
- "Bureaucratic Nirvana" Now Available on Kindle
- Senior Fellow David Smith on US-Russia Relations
- Video: 2010 Staff Award Winners
- Senior Fellow John Young in "Defense News"
- Prof. James Giordano in "Practical Pain Management"
- Author Hugh Montgomery on Federal News Radio
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