Protecting the Republic

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow DECEMBER 2019—The Senate recently passed legislation directing the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center “to provide state and local officials with access to security tools and procedures, as well as participation in joint cybersecurity exercises.” According to Sen. Gary Peters, one of the bill’s cosponsors, the measure will “ensure …

Continuous Engagement in Cyberspace

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow JANUARY 2019 — U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) was elevated to full combatant-command status last spring, joining other regional and functional combatant commands such as European Command and Special Operations Command. And last summer the Pentagon authorized CYBERCOM to carry out “constant, disruptive” operations against adversary computer networks in order “to disable cyberweapons before …