The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Dr. Amy Boore currently serves as the Program Director for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Global Health Protection in Uganda. She joined CDC in 2007 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer where she led or participated in over a dozen outbreaks in the US and internationally.
Dr. Boore served as the Associate Director for Science and Systems with CDC Mozambique from 2009-2015. She then spent two years at CDC headquarters as a team lead for the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), after which she relocated to CDC Uganda at the start of 2018. Her program initiatives in Uganda have included the introduction of Zoom/ECHO online communities of practice to the PEPFAR program, establishment of the first Regional Emergency Operations Centers in country, and significant expansion of the scope, impact and sustainability of infection prevention and control (IPC), border health, FETP/workforce development, emergency management, and surveillance data systems at the MOH. In 2020, Dr. Boore supported the MOH to establish an incident management structure for COVID-19 response and also established a supportive US Government (USG) interagency incident command within US Mission Kampala which she led as Incident Manager from February 2020. Most recently she led a small team to assist the MOH with the initial response to the Ebola outbreak in Mubende, and she has served as the USG interagency incident manager for Ebola response in country since the start of the outbreak.
Dr. Boore holds a PhD in epidemiology (2007) and a Masters in Public Health (MPH), both from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.