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.
Former International Security Program Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2016–2017
Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Politics and Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (on leave for 2017–2018)Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017, 7:13pm