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Two new U.S. cyber strategies—a holistic national strategy for cyberspace and another guiding the efforts of U.S. military—have reinforced a critical need for the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to work together in cyberspace. The strategies raise important questions about how these departments align their activities, determine their roles for defending critical infrastructure, and manage unprecedented threats in cyberspace. The top cyber officials from both departments will discuss these questions in a unique, cross-agency conversation. Carnegie’s Kate Charlet will moderate.
Jeanette Manfra is the assistant secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She leads the Department of Homeland Security mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Ed Wilson is the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2018. In his last duty assignment, he served as the deputy principal cyber adviser to the secretary of defense and senior military adviser for Cyber to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Kate Charlet is the director of the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former deputy assistant secretary of Defense (acting) for Cyber Policy.