Science & Technology

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Sulmeyer Heads Center’s New Cyber Security Project

| Spring 2016

Michael Sulmeyer, former director for Plans and Operations for Cyber Policy at the Department of Defense, has joined the Belfer Center as director of its new Cyber Security Project. The cyber project, created by a $15 mil­lion gift from Center namesake Robert Belfer and his family, aims to build a conceptual arsenal to address the ways conflict may be waged and avoided in cyberspace.

Analysis & Opinions - New African

Africa Rebooting

| April 14, 2015

"Africa still values the importance of research, but no longer considers this linear view to be viable. Based on experiences in the rapid adoption of mobile phones, the continent is now looking into combining R&D with leveraging existing technologies and using them to create new enterprises. This approach provides Africa with a more hopeful future for tapping into an exponentially-growing global knowledge reservoir."

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Scholars Weigh Info-Tech Policy Challenges

| Winter 2011-2012

In September, experts from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other Boston-area universities participated in a three day conference convened by the Belfer Center to examine policy choices facing the fast-changing field of information and communications technology.

Aneesh Chopra (right), the first federal chief technology officer, with Susan Crawford, former special assistant to the president for science, technology, and innovation policy, at the conference.

Martha Stewart Photo

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Technology & Governance 2.0

| Winter 2010-11

Leaders of the Science, Technology and Public Policy (STPP) program at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center brought together about 80 of the nation's top policy makers and entrepreneurs for a two-day conference in September to brainstorm ideas for a new HKS initiative on technology and governance.

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Journal Article - SAIS Review

Toward a Closer Digital Alliance

| Nov. 18, 2010

Countries will need to reconcile the facts that their Internet infrastructures are vulnerable and less resilient to attack and that their economic dependence on the Internet makes cooperation between countries on cybersecurity issues essential. Disparate and uncoordinated cyber defense schemes could adversely affect individual and collective security, privacy, usability, transparency, speed, and interoperability. Much tighter alignment and better integration of European and NATO initiatives with national laws, policies, and funding priorities is necessary to counteract threats against national networks and infrastructure. Only through international cooperation and private-public partnerships can cyber defense measures succeed.

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

The Cybersecurity Changes We Need

| May 29, 2010

"There is widespread agreement that this long-term trend of grabbing the economic gains from information technology advances and ignoring their security costs has reached a crisis point," write Melissa Hathaway and Jack Goldsmith. "As we progress digitally, we must also adopt and embed sometimes-costly security solutions into our core infrastructures and enterprises and stop playing the game of chance."