Recent Posts on the Security Insights Blog
New CCHS commentary on cybersecurity information sharing EO
Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015
The DHS funding endgame: How can Congress get to yes?
Posted on Monday February 23, 2015
Considering a CR: The worst option to fund DHS
Posted on Wednesday February 18, 2015
U.S. Withdrawal from Yemen: The Counterterrorism Implications
Posted on Friday February 13, 2015
DHS Management: Still high-risk, still leaderless
Posted on Thursday February 12, 2015
CCHS in the News
The Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) at the George Washington University is a nonpartisan “think and do” tank whose mission is to carry out policy-relevant research and analysis on homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity issues. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, CCHS develops innovative strategies to address and confront current and future threats.
Director, Homeland Defense and Security Issues, Center for Strategic Leadership, Army War College
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps
President and Senior Partner, Intelligence Enterprises
Director, Cyber Doctrine Program, Battelle
Deputy Chief and Commanding Officer, Counterterrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau, Los Angeles Police Department
Issue Brief Series
Risk-based security has been the primary strategic imperative for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the past three and a half years, as a focused effort to move beyond a one-size
The speed and audacity of Russia's annexation of Crimea earlier this year shook Eastern Europe and surprised the West. Yet the conflict in Ukraine is just one symptom of a much broader challenge, and one which the West has yet to recognize fully and respond to accordingly. Russian President Putin is much more of a revolutionary than people give him credit for being. In fact, however, he wants to reshape the world and reshuffle the international economic deck.
This Issue Brief examines events in Ukraine and beyond from a strategic perspective; and then offers a series of action recommendations intended to respond effectively to these geostrategic developments.
This Issue Brief explores the nexus of acquisition, components, and cybersecurity — first from the standpoint of potential vulnerabilities, and then from the perspective of remedying of them. The discussion begins in a DOD context, and subsequently expands to include critical infrastructure, and the Internet of Things. The report concludes with a series of action recommendations, targeted to different stakeholders in the defense realm, to bring the acquisition of components into alignment with a robust cybersecurity posture.