I’m so excited to be working with you all and I am honored to be a member of such an exciting program. I can’t wait to learn from you and your experiences! The idea that I’ll be exploring is the expansion of presidential power in relation to the growing threat of attacks online. The nation’s cybersecurity is a growing issue and the president’s role with this changing world of national security needs to be understood. Vulnerabilities within our government, military, and corporate online systems could potentially devastate our economy and national security overall. National security no longer means only securing the borders and protecting against airborne attacks, so understanding whether the president’s authority should expand is crucial.
The issues with Edward Snowden, online attacks by China, and the most recent cyber attack by Syria open the debate for whether the President’s powers to protect our national security should expand or contract. Government transparency is crucial for a democratic society to function properly so the increased secrecy that comes with these types of threats does pose a problem.
I am so excited to meet you all!