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Cody Knipfer

Deterrence Can Protect Our Critical Infrastructure from Cyberattack

A sophisticated computer virus swept through Ukraine in June, wreaking havoc on systems serving the private sector and shutting down critical civil infrastructure – locking several government ministries out of their files, forcing the closure of a metro system and an airport, affecting banks and ATMs, and blacking-out power stations – before spreading across the…

Embrace, Don’t Disempower, the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Three months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), mandated by Congress to lend scientific insight and technological guidance to senior administration officials, stands disempowered. OSTP’s director, who doubles as the president’s senior science advisor, has yet to be appointed. Its cadre of experts in science, engineering, and…

Sustaining American Space Leadership: The Destination Debate Isn’t Enough

With the start of his administration now underway, President Donald Trump’s space policy priorities remain largely undefined. Amid uncertainty about his goals for NASA, many in the space community are concerned about what the new president will set as the United States’ policy and programmatic focus in space over the next four years. Will he…

Deterrence Can Protect Our Critical Infrastructure from Cyberattack

A sophisticated computer virus swept through Ukraine in June, wreaking havoc on systems serving the private sector and shutting down critical civil infrastructure – locking several government ministries out of their files, forcing the closure of a metro system and an airport, affecting banks and ATMs, and blacking-out power stations – before spreading across the…

Embrace, Don’t Disempower, the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Three months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), mandated by Congress to lend scientific insight and technological guidance to senior administration officials, stands disempowered. OSTP’s director, who doubles as the president’s senior science advisor, has yet to be appointed. Its cadre of experts in science, engineering, and…

Sustaining American Space Leadership: The Destination Debate Isn’t Enough

With the start of his administration now underway, President Donald Trump’s space policy priorities remain largely undefined. Amid uncertainty about his goals for NASA, many in the space community are concerned about what the new president will set as the United States’ policy and programmatic focus in space over the next four years. Will he…