To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
Jeff Fields currently serves as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent within the National Security Division, where he leads an interagency cyber-network operations group. Prior to this post, he worked global terrorism and human intelligence matters and has deployed to Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa in support of US Special Operations Command’s counterterrorism (CT) mission. A graduate of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Jeff has acquired substantial expertise on national security policy and the complex geo-politics of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition, he has firsthand experience tackling the challenges encountered at the intersection of intelligence and cyber-technology. As an FBI Adjunct Faculty member, he is an agency subject matter expert on Intelligence, CT, and Violent Extremism. A member of the International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals and NatSecGirlSquad, Jeff is fully committed to addressing the cybersecurity and intelligence community’s diversity deficit.Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020, 5:19pm