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Strategy by Solarium: From Eisenhower to Cyber

When it comes to cyber-security, the United States seems to be perpetually behind the 8-ball. A provision in the new defense bill seeks to solve this. Down in Austin, the dream team of experts explains the Cyber Solarium: an exercise in strategic planning inspired by an early Cold War planning cell. Starting with the Eisenhower-era roots of this concept, Will Inboden, Celeste Ward Gventer, Bobby Chesney, and Stephen Slick explain how the Cyber Solarium, an initiative of Sen. Ben Sasse, is described in law and will play out.  As Slick explains, a key player in the success of this venture will be the intelligence community. Will they support it with their best and brightest?