2014 May National Security Forum at Air War College

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky to participate in National Security Forum

May 6, 2014

Research Associate Professor Barbara Endicott-Popovsky participated in this year's National Security Forum (NSF) held May 6-8 at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

"It is a great honor to have been nominated by the Washington National Guard and accepted by the NSF to serve as the cybersecurity expert," said Endicott-Popovsky, who is the director of the University of Washington Center for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. "This is an interdisciplinary, inter-sector symposium designed to discuss issues of importance for national defense strategy."

The NSF’s purpose is to broaden the participants’ perspectives and attain a mutual understanding on topics of interest concerning diplomatic information, military, economic and cultural instruments of power in a lecture and seminar environment. It provides attendees the opportunity to share perspectives between key civic leaders, senior military officers and highly-experienced government civilians.

More than 110 business and community leaders are invited each year to attend the secretary of the Air Force-sponsored forum. It allows for open discussions between guests and Air War College students, faculty and senior leaders on the international and national security issues impacting the Air Force, the Department of Defense and the nation. NSF guests are individuals with significant influence in their fields or communities. They will engage in an exchange of ideas with AWC students, who are all senior Air Force, joint and international officers and government civilians learning to lead at the strategic level.