Accession Number:

AD1040996

Title:

MOVING LEFT OF BOOM: LEVERAGING TITLE 32 NATIONAL GUARDSMEN TO SHARE CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE WITH STATE AUTHORITIES

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

As the government looks for ways to prevent cyber attacks against critical infrastructure, information and intelligence sharing between federal and state governments becomes paramount. This research answers the question, How can the National Guard NG legally aid in the prevention of cyber attacks by providing cyber threat intelligence to state governments The problemsolution framework is used to examine existing laws, regulations and authorities as well as various strategies and plans. The research concludes the lack of legal clarity and intelligence oversight concerns may deter intelligence sharing by the National Guard. It also concludes with the proper approval the NG can be leveraged to share intelligence and help alleviate the high demand for skilled analysts. By drafting a single approval request from the National Guard Bureau to the Secretary of Defense, establishing left and right boundaries using a model similar to the NG Counterdrug Program, states could use Title 32 National Guardsmen to share cyber threat intelligence with state governments to attempt to mitigate cyber attacks on critical infrastructure

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Information Science
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE