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.

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Featured Report: Into the Gray Zone: The Private Sector and Active Defense against Cyber Threats

Commentary Series

Homeland Defense: Policy Judgments and Lessons Learned

December 17, 2015

After twenty-seven years of federal service, including the last six as a senior official at the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense, I am now able to reflect and offer lessons learned from the experience. It is daunting to help lead complex national efforts on homeland security, homeland defense, and defense support of civil authorities – issues that are central to central to national security. My experiences also provide examples of how disparate groups can come together in defense of the nation.

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Congressional Testimony

Empty Threat or Serious Danger? Assessing North Korea’s Risk to the Homeland

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, CCHS Director Frank Cilluffo testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, at a hearing entitled "Em

A Borderless Battle: Defending Against Cyber Threats

Statement by Frank J. Cilluffo before U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security

Emerging Cyber Threats to the United States

Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

A Global Perspective on Cyber Threats

Statement by Frank J. Cilluffo before U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

“Wanted: Foreign Fighters – The Escalating Threat of ISIL in Central Asia”

Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission)