Washington, October 2, 2012 — The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Shawn Brimley, former Director of Strategic Planning at the National Security Council, and Dr. Irving Lachow, former Principal Cyber Security Engineer at the MITRE Corporation, have joined the Center.
Mr. Brimley returns to CNAS as a Senior Fellow contributing to the Center's work on current conflicts and military and defense policy. He was previously a Fellow at the Center from 2007 to 2009 and was the inaugural recipient of the Center's Bacevich Fellowship. Dr. Lachow joins CNAS as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on U.S. National Security in the Information Age, which focuses on cyber security, Internet freedom and governance and other challenges at the intersection of technology and national security policy.
Brimley previously served as the Director of Strategic Planning at the National
Security Council. Prior to that, he was Special Advisor to then-Under Secretary
of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy at the Department of Defense from 2009
to 2011. While at CNAS, his research focused on U.S. grand strategy, defense
policy and current wars. He co-authored the highly influential 2008 CNAS report
Shaping the Iraq
Inheritance with Ms. Flournoy and CNAS Senior Fellow Dr. Colin
"We are thrilled that Shawn has returned to CNAS as a Senior Fellow," said CNAS CEO Nathaniel Fick. "He's a brilliant colleague, and his recent experience at the White House and the Pentagon will sharpen our thinking about national security strategy and policy."
Dr. Lachow recently served as a Principal Cyber Security Engineer at the MITRE Corporation, where he led and contributed to multiple projects in the area of cyber security for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Defense's Chief Information Officer and the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining MITRE, Dr. Lachow was a Professor at the National Defense University's iCollege, where he developed and taught numerous courses focused on cyber issues.
"Irv's experience working with the highest levels of government to develop long-term cyber security policy solutions will be invaluable as we investigate a full range of science and technology issues with implications for America's national security," said Dr. Kristin Lord, CNAS Executive Vice President and Director of Studies. "We are thrilled to have Irv leading our work in this critical area."
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