Who Will Rule Cyberspace in 2020?

Booz Allen Hamilton Leaders Discuss 4 Possible Future Scenarios
Will the U.S. be a leader or a follower in cyberspace in the year 2020?The next 10 years are key, and U.S. leaders have the opportunity now to determine whether the nation will be a leader or laggard in the global cyber community of 2020.

Booz Allen Hamilton has just authored a new report, "Cyber 2020," that lays out four possible future scenarios for the U.S. in cyberspace. In an exclusive interview, Patrick Gorman and David Sulek discuss:

  • The four scenarios - which are most and least likely?
  • Why it's critical to determine the U.S. role;
  • Advice to global policymakers on what will make cyberspace most effective for every nation.

Gorman is a Senior Executive Advisor with Booz Allen Hamilton, based in McLean, VA, and currently leads the firm's Cyber Campaign. He has more than 25 years of Information and Communication Technology experience in government and commercial sectors, and formerly served as the CIO for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Assistant Deputy Director National Intelligence for Strategy, Plans and Policy, US Intelligence. In that role, he led the CIO governance council, was a member of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), developed and coordinated multi-billion budgets, and worked extensively with Congress and the Office of Management of Budget (OMB) to integrate information systems and create a more collaborative Intelligence Community. He also led the community efforts around the Quadrennial Intelligence Community Review (QICR) and worked on the NIC 2025 Global Futures report.

Gorman has extensive experience in both commercial and government consulting, having worked with clients in financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy, DoD, DHS, and the Intelligence Community.

Sulek is a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton with 19 years of strategy, public policy analysis and general management consulting experience. Dave leads a team of policy analysts focused on homeland security, defense, health and cybersecurity issues. Current and previous clients include the Departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Defense, Commerce, and Transportation; the Director for National Intelligence; and the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, a leading example of public-private sector collaboration on national security matters. He also plays a leadership role in multiple internally-funded Booz Allen innovation investments focused on mission integration, cybersecurity, and the firm's content development in support of the annual Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival.

Over the past several years, Sulek has co-authored numerous articles on emerging public policy issues.

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