BLUFThis article suggests ways that the USA government can—by restructuring its bureaucracy—become more effective in dealing with cyber and technology threats and attacks.
This article argues that the USA is ill-equipped to deal with threats to National Security. To improve the USA's Whole of Government approach to cyber and technology—the USA should appoint a Deputy National Security Adviser (DSA) to coordinate innovation and technology in the following areas:
- Science & Technology
The US, Defence Dept now uses private-sector research that includes:
- Computer chips see 'The world is Short of Computer Chips'.
- Drones (dominated by DJI China) see the article US Government to Stop Buying Chinese-made Drones.
This article also recommends that the USA should update its Cyber-security regulations (to try to prevent another SolarWinds style breach). The DSA, if appointed, should, among other things, focus on:
Consider the best way for Australia to deal with cyber and technology security.
- APR 20188 Modern War Institute In Defense of the Military Bureaucrat
- Dec 2020 Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies, Civil-Military Relations: Control and Effectiveness Across Regimes
- Feb 2021 War on the Rocks Bureaucratizing to Fight Extremism in the Military
- Feb 2021 Thought-co What Is Bureaucracy, and Is It Good or Bad?
- Feb 2021 Bloomberg The World Is Short of Computer Chips. Here’s Why
- Feb 2021 VOA News US Government to Stop Buying Chinese-made Drones