The Department of State established the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP)to address “the national security challenges, economic opportunities, and implications for US values associated with cyberspace, digital technologies and digital policy”. Its inaugural ambassador at large, Nathaniel C. Fick, is a veteran of the tech industry with in-depth knowledge of these policy matters.
The Bureau comes into being just as the need for what GMF Digital refers to as “the foreign policy of technology” becomes clear. The Biden administration’s National Security Strategy calls for the creation of a new “techno-industrial alliance” as the weaponization of cyberspace, digital authoritarianism and tech protectionism reveal the need for a robust cyber-diplomacy.
Join us for a virtual discussion with Amb. Fick on Thursday, February 2 at 1630 pm CET with GMF Board Member David Ignatius and GMF Digital Director Karen Kornbluh. The panel will discuss the plan for the new bureau, its accomplishments thus far, and how it fits into the United States’ approach to digital democracy, national security, and industrial policy.
If you have any questions, please contact Tony Franquiz at TFranquiz@gmfus.org.