A review of the recently introduced 2017 Secure Elections Act.
Dr. Michael Sulmeyer is the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project director at the Harvard Kennedy School. He recently concluded several years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving most recently as the Director for Plans and Operations for Cyber Policy. He was also Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. In these jobs, he worked closely with the Joint Staff and Cyber Command on a variety of efforts to counter malicious cyber activity against U.S. and DoD interests. Previously, he worked on arms control and the maintenance of strategic stability between the United States, Russia, and China. As a Marshall Scholar, Sulmeyer received his doctorate in Politics from Oxford University, and his dissertation, "Money for Nothing: Understanding the Termination of U.S. Major Defense Acquisition Programs," won the Sir Walter Bagehot Prize for best dissertation in government and public administration. He received his B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University and his M.A. in War Studies from King's College London.
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A review of the National Security Strategy’s cybersecurity components.
The WannaCry ransomware attack reveals the stakes, but more importantly the limits, of the VEP debate.
Charley Snyder and Michael Sulmeyer analyze the recent indictment of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers.
An overview of the memo describing the Department of Defense’s planned implementation of the hiring freeze executive order.
A reminder that Congress can exert significant power when it comes to the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of executive branch agencies. That includes the Department of Defense's approach to military cyber operations.
Amidst the whirlwind of executive orders and presidential memoranda that have been in the news, it was easy to miss a purported draft of President Trump’s first executive order (EO) covering cybersecurity issues, leaked to the Washington Post and released on Friday, January 27. The order, titled “Strengthening U.S. Cyber Security and Capabilities,” calls for several 60- and 100-day assessments of the state of U.S.