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  • Padilla Becomes 15th President of National Defense University > National Defense University > Press Releases
    the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island South Carolina In accepting the responsibility of the presidency Padilla reflected on the need for NDU s unique capabilities Even a cursory review of intelligence summaries and news reports highlights the current and future security environment that is dynamic unpredictable and fraught with challenges he noted Our country needs leaders who are able to creatively think and operate in a complex and rapidly changing world leaders who can contribute to a whole of government approach and be successful in contingencies across the range of military operations Ambassador Nesbitt a career member of the U S Foreign Service serves as NDU s Senior Vice President and also served as Interim NDU President since July In acknowledging her service Dempsey expressed his appreciation saying Thank you Ambassador Nesbitt for your leadership during a period of transition I have had and continue to have incredible confidence in you Prior to her current role at NDU Ambassador Nesbitt served as U S Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia Cȏte d Ivoire and the Republic of Madagascar as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs and as Deputy Chief of Mission at U S Embassies in Rwanda and Tanzania In addressing the importance of professional military education for national security Dempsey observed that Today in 1945 General George C Marshall handed over responsibility as Chief of Staff of the Army to General Dwight D Eisenhower Marshall s words were quite profound He said The habit of concentrating on the question at hand and an elasticity of mind are indispensable requisites for the practice of war That is as true today as it was in 1945 maybe more true In discussing NDU s unique value Dempsey said Of all the things we have to preserve

    Original URL path: http://www.ndu.edu/News/PressReleases/tabid/6464/Article/572620/padilla-becomes-15th-president-of-national-defense-university.aspx (2016-02-12)
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  • NDU iCollege Welcomes New Chancellor > National Defense University > Press Releases
    iCollege Washington DC The National Defense University s Information Resources Management College also known as NDU iCollege welcomed Rear Admiral Janice Jan Hamby USN retired as its new chancellor Ambassador Wanda Nesbitt Interim President of NDU welcomed Hamby stating that Jan s deep experience strategic view technical expertise and business acumen will be invaluable assets to both the iCollege and NDU Hamby has more than 30 years of experience in cyber and information technology and has served as a senior technology strategist at the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff CJCS and the Commander Multi National Force Iraq Most recently she served as OSD Deputy CIO for Command Control Communications Computers C4 and Information Infrastructure Capabilities She also has held academic positions as an associate professor of computer science at the United States Military Academy and as a lecturer for the Boston University School of Management When asked about coming out of retirement to take on this challenge Hamby herself an iCollege graduate said The NDU iCollege truly is my dream job and I am thrilled to be part of this incredible organization She also expressed belief in the power of teams and an eagerness to work with faculty and staff to continue building the NDU iCollege s global reputation attracting high quality students developing the college s JPME program and keeping the college at the cutting edge In fact a recent Pell Center study identified the NDU iCollege is one of the nation s best cyber and information leadership schools in the nation http pellcenter salvereginablogs com files 2013 08 JPME Cyber Leaders Final pdf In addition to graduating from the iCollege Hamby also graduated from the Naval War College and the Joint Forces Staff College She holds a Master of

    Original URL path: http://www.ndu.edu/News/PressReleases/tabid/6464/Article/572619/ndu-icollege-welcomes-new-chancellor.aspx (2016-02-12)
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  • NDU Welcomes Inaugural Class of USPACOM Scholars > National Defense University > Press Releases
    War College the Dwight D Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy and the Joint Advanced Warfighting School JAWS at Joint Forces Staff College Mr Andrew Hyde is a Foreign Service Officer in the Eisenhower School His research topic is How does the United States encourage more multilateral solutions to challenges in Asia Mr Hyde s background includes work on Asia issues as Director of the Office of Korean Affairs and as Asia Director at the Office of Communications and Information Policy along with extensive experience working at and with multilateral organizations including the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Mr Hyde holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Relations Economics and Political Science from Dickinson College His faculty advisor is Robert Griffiths Lieutenant Colonel Stephen R Jones is an Air Force officer at the National War College His research topic is Red Swarm Rising The Strategic Threat of Chinese Unmanned Aircraft Systems to U S Power Projection Colonel Jones is a Command Pilot with experience flying B 1 MQ 1 and MQ 9 aircraft He commanded the 17th Reconnaissance Squadron at Creech AFB Nevada where he led flight operations in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM He holds an MA in Defense Studies from King s College at the University of London and a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley His faculty advisor is Col Nick Vite USAF Lieutenant Colonel Jesse A Kemp is a Marine Corps officer in the Eisenhower School His research topic is What is the relationship between climate change security and public health in Bangladesh He is a logistics officer who served in combat operations in Iraq during the Battle of Fallujah and has had assignments in Okinawa Japan and deployments to the Philippines for exercises He holds an MS in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BS in Economics from the United States Naval Academy His faculty advisor is Professor Mark Foulon Colonel Mary V Krueger is an Army officer in the Eisenhower School Her research topic is Improving Emergency Medical Preparedness in the Pacific Predictive Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Colonel Krueger is a medical doctor who served as Commander of the U S Army Health Clinic at Schofield Barracks Hawaii and who has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington studied Osteopathic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has a BS in Biology from Houghton College Her faculty advisors are Colonel Roberto Nang and Dr Joel Farrell Commander Christopher H Sharman is a Navy officer at the National War College His research topic is Containing China Does Not Have to Lead to Confrontation He served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence at U S Seventh Fleet in Yokosuka Japan previously served as Assistant Navy Attaché in Beijing and was deployed off the coast of Taiwan in March

    Original URL path: http://www.ndu.edu/News/PressReleases/tabid/6464/Article/572618/ndu-welcomes-inaugural-class-of-uspacom-scholars.aspx (2016-02-12)
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  • 8th Annual TIDES Technology Field Demonstration > National Defense University > Press Releases
    campus at Fort McNair in Southwest Washington is an offshoot of the TIDES Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support research project at NDU TIDES focuses on identifying emerging technologies and sustainable solutions to support a variety of missions More a science fair than a trade show different inventors and field operators exchange insights and experiences promoting public private cooperation through presentations technology demonstrations workshops and networking Speakers will discuss cross cutting issues ranging from logistics and soft power to information sharing and community based solutions Speakers include Dr Reginald Brothers Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security Mr Dennis V McGinn Assistant Secretary of the Navy Energy Installations Environment and Dr Sheldon Himelfarb Director of Media Technology Peacebuilding at the United States Institute of Peace There also will be discussion groups open to the public throughout the week that will address a variety of pertinent issues centered on this year s theme Collaborate Respond Recover Specific areas that will be addressed include Building Integrated Partnership Capacity in austere environments Focusing on cross cutting solutions that can be sustained by local populations and on information flows designed to reduce the likelihood of violent outbreaks in stressed situations Foreign disaster preparedness and humanitarian assistance Featuring results from the quarterly field experiments at Camp Roberts California which recently focused on improving the quality and reducing the time to provide open source imagery to emergency responders Post war stabilization and reconstruction Those with recent Afghanistan experience will be on site to discuss approaches and share ideas in sustainable socio economic development green white information sharing and sense making from large amounts of data Disaster response in the U S and Defense Support of Civil Authorities DSCA This will involve links between DHS FEMA and NORTHCOM along with ties

    Original URL path: http://www.ndu.edu/News/PressReleases/tabid/6464/Article/572617/8th-annual-tides-technology-field-demonstration.aspx (2016-02-12)
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  • Winners Announced: Explosive Remnants of War and Land Mine Reporting Apps Challenge > National Defense University > Press Releases
    14 2013 17 2012 7 Press Releases Winners Announced Explosive Remnants of War and Land Mine Reporting Apps Challenge nextrelease September 24 2014 PRINT RELATED MEDIA Center for Technology and National Security Policy Related Link Challenge gov Related Link Related Document FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Samuel Bendett Center for Technology and National Security Policy National Defense University Washington DC The National Defense University s Center for Technology and National Security Policy CTNSP is pleased to announce the winners for the Explosive Remnants of War and Land Mine Reporting Apps Challenge Each year a large number of civilians are killed and injured by unexploded weapons such as artillery shells mortars grenades bombs and rocks These explosive remnants of war ERW regularly disrupt daily civilian life in current war and conflict zones To combat the problem the Center for Technology and National Security Policy CTNSP at the National Defense University NDU challenged developers to come up with a mechanism to keep eyes on the street and transform ordinary citizen s mobile devices into tools that can be used to report ERW and land mines to the appropriate authorities The CTNSP ERW and Land Mine Reporting Apps Challenge first place winner and recipient of a 3 000 cash award was Channel 16 Land Mine Reporting LMR which reports suspicious findings with text photos or audio messages and alerts other users nearby In second place with a 1 500 cash award is Flare which allows 2G SMS based mine reporting at a very low cost Finally in third place with a 500 cash prize was ERW Detector which helps detect and report explosive remnants of war CTNSP is a Department of Defense funded think tank that conducts research and analysis on emerging trends in science and technology strategic forecasting and program assessment The Center

    Original URL path: http://www.ndu.edu/News/PressReleases/tabid/6464/Article/572616/winners-announced-explosive-remnants-of-war-and-land-mine-reporting-apps-challe.aspx (2016-02-12)
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  • NDU Welcomes First Chief Operating Officer > National Defense University > Press Releases
    Document FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Mark Phillips Director Strategic Communications National Defense University mark phillips civ ndu edu Washington DC Major General Robert C Rob Kane USAF retired joins the leadership of National Defense University NDU this week as the university s first Chief Operating Officer As COO Kane will lead all direct operational aspects of the university including information technology services human resources facilities management and budget He also will have oversight of travel continuity of operations and policies pertaining to the administration of these university programs Kane is well acquainted with professional military education institutions having served as the Commandant of the U S Air Force s senior military school the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama from 2010 2011 During his 33 year military career he gained extensive leadership experience in strategic planning program and operations management international partnerships government relations acquisition risk management and compliance transportation and logistics NDU will benefit from his strong organizational and team building skills along with continuous process improvement expertise I m honored to be joining the National Defense University team and look forward to working with leadership and staff to provide effective and efficient operations that support our vital educational mission said Kane I appreciate the challenges and opportunities we will face together and the privilege of serving this prestigious university Kane s final active duty assignment was as Director of Global Reach Programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition where he oversaw strategic planning and trade space analysis for the USAF s 53 billion portfolio of more than 2 500 cargo air refueling special operations training and executive airlift aircraft He possesses extensive international experience from assignments in Iraq Turkey Korea and Germany including leading international teams and negotiations

    Original URL path: http://www.ndu.edu/News/PressReleases/tabid/6464/Article/572615/ndu-welcomes-first-chief-operating-officer.aspx (2016-02-12)
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  • The NDU iCollege Welcomes AMP49 Students > National Defense University > Press Releases
    49th cohort Students will attend an intense 14 week educational experience at the NDU campus on Fort Lesley J McNair in Washington DC The AMP is the iCollege s flagship resident program for rising senior level managers and leaders responsible for promoting and attaining national and international security goals through the strategic use of information and information technology This program is administered in an intensive and highly interactive student centered educational experience emphasizing leadership skills and abilities AMP students form a learning community that fosters multiple perspectives on a wide range of issues In addition to coursework with professors who are expert in cyber and information leadership AMP students experience teambuilding guest speakers domestic field studies hands on time in the iCollege Cyber Labs and more After an introduction by the iCollege Dean of Students Colonel Matt Hergenroeder Dr Mary McCully acting chancellor of the iCollege welcomed the new AMP students and told them a bit about their upcoming 14 week education Dr McCully then introduced Lieutenant General Robert Shea USMC Ret President and CEO of AFCEA who spoke to the students about leveraging the iCollege s pool of academic cyber experts General Shea noted that DoD is only one piece of the nation s cyberspace solution There need to be coordinated cyber efforts across Defense other government agencies industry academia and international partners Additionally he spoke of risk management configuration control and taking a holistic view of cyber The AMP curriculum provides participants with the Chief Information Officer certificate as well as course credit toward the Master of Science in Government Information Leadership CIO Concentration degree Information Assurance Scholarship Program students require special advisement prior to enrollment The following AMP sessions are scheduled in 2015 Please contact AMP Director Russ Quirici at Russell Quirici ndu edu or by calling

    Original URL path: http://www.ndu.edu/News/PressReleases/tabid/6464/Article/572613/the-ndu-icollege-welcomes-amp49-students.aspx (2016-02-12)
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  • NDU Inducts Two International Alumni into Hall of Fame > National Defense University > Press Releases
    a multinational military organization All of the honorees are part of the broader International Fellows alumni program which connects more than 1 500 NDU graduates from more than 120 countries NDU prepares students to effectively lead in a world that is increasingly complex and dynamic said Ambassador Nesbitt Our rigorous programs are designed to help students think more strategically and holistically to creatively solve emerging problems In addition to honing their leadership and strategy skills our students become part of a professional network that spans the globe This network provides students with a rich resource throughout their careers and benefits our nation and theirs by enhancing inter service inter agency and international understanding and cooperation Major General Kenrick Maharaj is the first graduate of NDU s College of International Security Affairs CISA to be inducted into the hall of fame He currently serves as Chief of the Defense Staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force During his career General Maharaj has served in many command and staff appointments including as commander of the First Infantry Battalion and as deputy regional operations commander and chief of staff for the planning and execution of the Regional Security Plan for the 2007 Cricket World Cup Additionally he has served as commander of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment as well as Vice Chief of the Defense Staff General Maharaj earned the Distinguished International Graduate award from the CISA International Counterterrorism Fellows Program I consider the experience at NDU as a strategic professional intervention because it carried me from the operational level of thinking to the strategic level said General Maharaj CISA s counterterrorism program was a comprehensive program of learning that allowed me to get a broad perspective on the issues of global security Admiral José Santiago Valdés Álvarez is the first Mexican

    Original URL path: http://www.ndu.edu/News/PressReleases/tabid/6464/Article/572612/ndu-inducts-two-international-alumni-into-hall-of-fame.aspx (2016-02-12)
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