Prediction markets and other geopolitical forecasting methods are the stuff of science, finance, and statistics, not fantasy. Yet decision-makers in the U.S. government, except for the intelligence community, have yet to embrace experimentation with these types of markets.
Paul Rosenzweig is the founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company and a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group. Mr. Rosenzweig formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security. He is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University and a Board Member of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy.
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A commonly cited statistic about private ownership of U.S. infrastructure has popped up again after the Colonial Pipeline ransomware report. But where does it actually come from?
All three of President Biden’s picks for the top cyber positions in his administration are excellent choices. It would have been better, however, if one of them had experience more rooted in the private sector.
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As is my annual custom, this song is both thanks to all those who serve our country and a reminder of why they serve—to "secure the blessings of liberty." This year, with so much strife in the world, it seems worth remembering those who sacrifice for our nation.
My best wishes to all Lawfare readers for a warm and wonderful holiday season and a happy new year.