Washington, July 26, 2012 — The Center for a New American
Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Bob Butler, former Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, has joined CNAS as a Non-Resident Senior
Fellow. Mr. Butler's research at CNAS will focus on cyber security, cyber
warfare and issues related to U.S. national security in the
information age. Mr. Butler brings to CNAS a breadth of experience
and perspectives on cyber policy, having advised government, military and
private sector leaders on responding to America's cyber security challenges.
Mr. Butler served as the first deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber and space policy from 2009 to 2010 and as deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy from 2010 to 2011. In this capacity, he was the principal advisor to the secretary of defense and other defense leaders on cyber strategy and policy. Currently, Mr. Butler serves as Vice President of Government Strategies for IO, a privately held data center provider. Mr. Butler has a distinguished career in information technology, intelligence and national security which spans 32 years of both public and private sector experiences. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and a former member of the Defense Department's senior executive service. He was recently appointed as the chairman of the Texas State Cyber Security, Education and Economic Development Council.
"Bob has long been at the forefront of cyber security policy, a rapidly evolving area with critical implications for America's national security," said Dr. Kristin Lord, CNAS Executive Vice President and Director of Studies. "In particular, Bob's experience as the first deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber and space policy will be invaluable to CNAS as we expand our work at the intersection of national security and information technology."
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