Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs today announced the launch of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, an effort to help reinvigorate a continental bond that has anchored global order, provided peace and stability, and fueled economic expansion for seven decades.
Lt. Gen. Bradford J. “B.J.” Shwedo is the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Shwedo leads four directorates and supports 77,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. He has overall responsibility for networks and network-centric policies, communications, information resources management, information assurance, and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. As Chief Information Officer, Lt. Gen. Shwedo provides oversight of portfolio management, delivers enterprise architecture, and enforces freedom of information act and privacy act laws. He integrates Air Force warfighting and mission support capabilities by networking air, space, and terrestrial assets. Additionally, he shapes doctrine, strategy, and policy for all cyberspace operations and support activities.
General Shwedo graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987, earning a Bachelor of Science in Military History. Prior to his current assignment, General Shwedo was the Commander of 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland where he led 30,000 personnel in worldwide operations, delivering multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources. General Shwedo's other staff assignments include Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Special Programs Division; Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-3, Special Activities Division; U.S. Cyber Command, Resource Integration Director; intelligence support to SAF/AQ; Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Director for Cyber Planning and Operations within the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Air Combat Command, Director of Intelligence, A2. General Shwedo's additional commands include Detachment 2, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea, and during the initiation of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he commanded the 566th Information Operations Squadron, which provided direct combat support through the National-Tactical Integration Program. General Shwedo's group and wing commands were within the 67th Network Warfare Wing, whose mission was to operate, manage, and defend the U.S. Air Force's global networks. Within the 67th NWW, General Shwedo also commanded the 67th Network Warfare Group, whose mission was to train and ready Airmen to execute computer network exploitation and attack. Throughout his tenure at the 67th NWW, this unit was in direct support of operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and the greater war on terror. General Shwedo also led an intelligence team to Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.