Military Perspectives on Cyberpower   [open pdf - 736KB]

"During the course of nearly two years, the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP), National Defense University (NDU), has conducted extensive research to identify and explore major cyber issues. These activities were performed in response to a request in the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). The result of that research is documented in a book entitled 'Cyberpower and National Security.' As part of that research, CTNSP convened several workshops to address challenges in cyberspace, cyberpower, cyberstrategy, and institutional factors. Several representatives from the military Services participated extensively in those workshops. During those workshops, a variety of cyber issues emerged about the roles of the Services in the areas of roles and missions and the creation of needed intellectual capital. As a consequence, we turned to each of the Services and asked if they could contribute to the public debate on these cyber issues. Subsequently, each of the Services identified volunteers who graciously generated white papers to illuminate the cyber debate. It must be emphasized that the individual white papers have not been reviewed by their Services. They constitute the individual opinions of the contributors who sought to identify and explore the key cyber challenges that the Services must address. In addition, to put those contributions in context, Dr. Elihu Zimet and Dr. Charles Barry from CTNSP have written an initial chapter that provides a framework for the Service chapters. In that chapter, they briefly summarize the major findings and recommendations from the individual authors. We are delighted to present these white papers in this volume. We trust they will help to identify and address many of the key cyber issues that the national security community must confront during the coming decade."

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