In the modern era, there is great convergence in the technologies used by friendly nations and by hostile ones. Signals intelligence agencies find themselves penetrating the technologies that they also at times must protect. To ease this tension, the United States and its partners have relied on an approach sometimes called Nobody But Us, or NOBUS: target communications mechanisms using unique methods accessible only to the United States. This paper examines how the NOBUS approach works, its limits, and the challenging matter of what comes next.
Arnold Bogis’ research interests include radiological and nuclear terrorism as well as homeland security strategy, preparedness and response, intelligence and risk analysis. Prior to joining BCSIA, he was a policy analyst for a Department of Homeland Security grant at George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute that developed policy and educational tools related to emergency medical service response to terrorism and natural disasters.
Bogis previously held the position of Research Associate and Assistant to the Director at the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, focusing on issues of nuclear terrorism, homeland security, and post-conflict reconstruction. In an earlier period at BCSIA, he worked as a research associate studying nuclear, biological, and other terrorism-related topics.
He received a B.A. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University and a M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm