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Richard Andres

Richard B. Andres' work at INSS focuses on the national security implications of energy, cyber and aerospace. Andres is Professor of National Security Strategy at the U.S. National War College, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies and holds the Energy and Environment Security Policy chair at National Defense University. Previously he was Associate Professor of Security Studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. Dr. Andres has held a number of posts in government including Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force and Special Advisor to the Commander of Air University (24 schools, colleges and think tanks). Dr. Andres specializes in developing national security strategy and has led teams developing strategy for the White House, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Office of the Secretary of Defense, several combatant commands, and other civilian and military institutions. He holds the medal for Meritorious Civilian Service and the Joint Unit Meritorious Service Award.


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The Next Hurricane Katrina: Energy Executives and Cyber Security

Richard B. Andres Matthew Thomas  At a time when electric companies are witnessing an unprecedented rise in cyber-attacks against their industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and acquisition systems (SCADA) that monitor and regulate power grids, the response of industry executives has ranged from paralysis...

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Smart Grid and the Threat of Malicious Cyber Actors

Richard B. Andres Karl S. Pabst As the energy industry rushes to become "smart," it has paid scant attention to the security implications of this move, particularly in the cyber realm. Touted as the next big thing by policymakers and industry executives alike, smart grid technology is...

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Secure Grid '11 - Electrical Grid Crisis Tabletop Exercise

Secure Grid '11 Overview Secure Grid '11 is the third in an ongoing series of exercises that National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) has conducted in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Northern Command on the vulnerability of the...

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Small Reactors and the Military's Role in Securing America's Nuclear Industry

Richard B. Andres Micah J. Loudermilk Faced with the dual-obstacles of growing worldwide energy demand and a renewed push for clean energy, the stage is set for a vibrant revival of the nuclear power industry in the United States. During his 2008 campaign, President Barack...

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Deterring Chinese Cyber Militias with Freedom Militias

Richard B. Andres Paul McNiel On February 2nd, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair made cyber security the first item in his Annual Threat Assessment report to the US Senate. Coming on the heels of Chinese cyber attacks on Google, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's...

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The U.S. Military is Going Green

Recently the Secretaries of the United States Air Force and Army introduced polices aimed at turning their services green. As these policies are implemented, not only will US military operations and bases develop smaller energy footprints and make better use of renewable energy, the military...

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