The post-Cold War, post-9/11 world has seen profound developments in technology and the security landscape which have in turn created a revolution in security. We are currently awash in sensors and data in the more transparent world of the information age. The scope, scale and magnitude of competition and conflict have also changed. Indeed, we are now in an era where states, non-state actors and disaffected individuals use weaponry in the cyber realm that is at once physical, virtual and cognitive, with global reach and near real-time access to many people. The access to far more real-time data, the advent of big-data analytics, and better computer collection, storage and processing of information have changed the metrics of military power. What are the implications of these developments for the security environment?
About the Speaker:
Dr Grant T. Hammond is currently a professor with the U.S. Air Force Center for Strategy and Technology. He previously served as Air University Provost, initiating its transformation process in 2015. A long-time member of the Air War College faculty, Dr Hammond has served in a variety of roles, including chair of the Department of National Security Studies and of the National Security Strategy. He has also worked with the command and staff colleges and war colleges of all U.S. military services and those of more than a dozen other countries. Dr Hammond specialises in the analysis of international security in alternative futures. He received his B.A. from Harvard, while his M.A. and Ph.D were from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.