Shaping the Future of the Navy
CIPI specifically focuses on innovation in the cyber domain and actionable policy options for senior leaders. CIPI activities will help shape Navy, as well as joint and national cyber policy and operations. It also supports joint education at NWC and other naval institutions.
CIPI was formed in recognition of the critical importance of the digital environment and the need to stay at the cutting edge of research, education, and fleet support at NWC on cyber and military innovation issues. Locating this new institute within the Center for Naval Warfare Studies recognizes the absolute integral part that the digital environment has in all elements of warfare. The institute strives to continually improve the cyber research and gaming efforts in order to maximize the effects and application of cyber-related operations.
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Defend Forward: Critical Infrastructure War Game 2019
This report summarizes a two-day wargame held in July 2019, where leaders from the finance and energy sectors with cyber practitioners designed and executed an unclassified wargame. This event explored potential approaches for implementing cyber strategies along with challenges and opportunities as they move forward. Download Game Report
Navy-Private Sector Critical Infrastructure War Game 2017
A two-day event that took place in July 2017, was designed to answer two main research questions: when do cyber attacks reach the level of a national security incident? When should the DoD be involved and in what capacity? This report covers effects created by cyber attacks, the target of cyber attacks, and the actor conducting the cyber attack. Download Game Report
The institute takes the place of and builds on the highly successful work of NWC’s Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S). Professor Chris Demchak, the founding director of C3S, will continue her role as the Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper Professor of Cyber Security and will be the senior cyber scholar in CIPI.
The new CIPI is currently directed by professor Peter Dombrowski. Dombrowski’s experience in cyber policy includes co-authoring a series of influential articles on cyber conflict with Demchak while she led C3S. Core faculty members will include Demchak, professors Nina Kollars and Jacquelyn Schneider in addition to experts from across the college.
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