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Experts to Address Urgent Need for U.S. Cyber Doctrine

Posted on Nov 20, 2012


ARLINGTON, VA., 20 November, 2012As the White House moves to address cyber security risks with a new Presidential policy directive and imminent Executive Order, national security experts agree there is a pressing need for a cyber doctrine to guide United States policy in an era of proliferating cyber challenges. 

To address these urgent challenges, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will host a special conference, A National Cyber Doctrine: The Time Is Now, onTuesday,Dec. 4, from 2-4 pm in the National Press Club's First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor; Washington, DC 20045.  

The event will mark the release of a new book from the Potomac Institute Press, #CyberDoc: No Borders - No Boundaries. The book is co-edited by Potomac Institute CEO and Chairman Michael Swetnam and by Timothy Sample, Vice President and Sector Manager for Battelle’s Special Programs Organization, who also serves as a member of the Institute’s Board of Regents. It will be available at the event and also is available on click here for the Amazon listing.   

Access the Potomac Institute’s live events page to watch the live webcast on the day of the event. 

To read the entire transcript, please click here

Program Moderator

Michael Swetnam
CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Timothy Sample
Vice President and Sector Manager
Battelle Memorial Institute Special Programs Organization

Jamie Barnett, RDML USNR (Ret.)
Senior Vice President
National Security Policy
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies 

Ronald Marks
Intelligence Enterprises, LLC 

Barry Pavel
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security 
Atlantic Council  

Amb. David Smith (Ret.)
Potomac Institute Cyber Center 

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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Office: 1.614.424.7208

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Office: 1.614.424.5544