The Center for Cyber Conflict Studies advances research, education and analysis on the strategic and operational challenges of cyberspace for the Department of the Navy.
Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S) supports the broad educational objectives of the Naval War College through a variety of fora to inform mid-grade and senior officers and leaders in the Department of the Navy on the strategic and operational challenges of operations in the cyberspace domain.
Located at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, as part of the Strategic and Operational Research Department within the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S) is primarily a research institute dedicated to conducting detailed research and analysis on the complexity of cyberspace operations, opportunities and challenges.
Research focuses on four broad areas of inquiry, including:
Professor Sexton began teaching for the College of Distance Education after her military career and her final military assignment as a military professor. She teaches the Theater Security Decision Making Web-Enabled Course online and develops new Competency-Based Influenced curriculum. She manages the actions of ten web adjunct professors, including the scheduling and execution of their contracts and their professional development through a faculty website. In addition, she teaches Leadership Concepts sub-course to the Fleet Seminar Program students. Professor Sexton also teaches modules in the CDROM-Based Course. Finally, she adapts curriculum for CDE students.
Professor Charbonneau is a professor of National Security Affairs (NSA) currently teaching Policy Analysis in the College of Distance Education. He joined the NSA resident faculty in 2009 and taught Security Strategies, with a focus on Central Command, national security strategies and the Middle East. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2012. He supported the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq from 2012 to 2013 as the Raytheon Team Lead for PME and as a Senior Advisor to the Iraqi National Security Advisor’s Al Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies, working closely with OSC-I leadership, Iraqi senior leaders, UN Development Programme personnel, and the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.