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.
Frauke Hoss is a policy officer with the European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General. She was named to that position in September 2015 following two years at the Belfer Center where she was a postdoctoral fellow with the Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program's Cyber Security Project from 2014-2015 and a non-resident Associate with STPP during 2015-2016 (in part concurrent with her EU position).
Hoss earned a PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Science in Coastal Engineering from Delft University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Leiden University.
She has worked as a member of the research faculty of the Civil Engineering/Hydraulic Engineering Department at the Delft University of Technology and as a Summer Associate at RAND Corporation. She gained earlier experience as an intern with Lahmeyer International, Engineering Consultants and as a volunteer with the Center for Conflict Resolution and Peace (AHIMSA) in Sri Lanka.
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