What are the challenges associated with developing a cyber strategy that specifically addresses the Department of Defense?
Dr. Jacquelyn Schneider is a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission. She currently holds a position as a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University and a non-resident fellow at the Naval War College’s Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute. Jacquelyn researches the intersection of technology, national security, and political psychology with a special interest in cyber, unmanned technologies, and wargaming. Her work has appeared in a variety of outlets including Security Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Strategic Studies, Foreign Affairs, Lawfare, War on the Rocks, Washington Post, and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. She has a BA from Columbia University, an MA from Arizona State University, and a PhD from George Washington University.
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Why is cyber talent such an important and yet challenging obstacle for U.S. cyber strategy?
In 2018, U.S. Cyber Command was elevated to a unified combatant command, one of only four of these functional commands in the U.S. military. To harken the institution’s independence, Cyber Command released a strategic vision announcing a new concept of persistent engagement. The document explained that: