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Bridging the Cyberspace Gap: Washington and Silicon Valley

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Council on Foreign Relations Washington United States

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One of the defining characteristics of the cyber domain is the dominance of the private sector. The majority of critical networks are privately owned and operated more than 90 percent of American military and intelligence communications travel over privately owned backbone telecommunications networks. Many of the most talented hackers are in the private sector, and private security firms such as CrowdStrike, FireEye, and Cylance have taken an increasingly large public role in tracing cyber attacks tonation-states and other perpetrators. In addition, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Facebook, IBM, Intel,and other companies drive innovation and the deployment of new technologies, especially in cutting-edge areas like artificial intelligence. For these reasons, strong ties to the technology sector are central to the U.S.Governments USG pursuit of its economic, diplomatic, and military strategic interests in cyberspace.

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Journal Article - Open Access

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PRISM , 7, 2, 01 Jan 0001, 01 Jan 0001, See also AD1044677



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