Adm. James R. Hogg Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute

The Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI) is part of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Strategic and Operational Research Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies. CIPI faculty activities (research, gaming, teaching and outreach) focus on cyber conflict at the international, national and operational levels.

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Shaping the Future of the Navy

CIPI specifically focuses on innovation in the cyber domain and actionable policy options for senior leaders. CIPI activities will help shape Navy, as well as joint and national cyber policy and operations. It also supports joint education at NWC and other naval institutions.  

CIPI was formed in recognition of the critical importance of the digital environment and the need to stay at the cutting edge of research, education and fleet support at NWC on cyber and military innovation issues. Locating this new institute within the Center for Naval Warfare Studies recognizes the absolute integral part that the digital environment has in all elements of warfare. The institute strives to continually improve the cyber research and gaming efforts in order to maximize the effects and application of cyber-related operations.

Our History

The institute takes the place of and builds on the highly successful work of NWC’s Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S). Professor Chris Demchak, the founding director of C3S, will continue her role as the Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper Professor of Cyber Security and will be the senior cyber scholar in CIPI.

The new CIPI is chaired by professor Peter Dombrowski. Dombrowski’s experience in cyber policy includes co-authoring a series of influential articles on cyber conflict with Demchak while she led C3S. Core faculty members will include Demchak, professors Nina Kollars and Jacquelyn Schneider in addition to experts from across the college.

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