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An innovation framework applied to a military cyber professionals association

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Authors
Billingsley, Joseph L.
Subjects
Cyber
Cyberspace
Cybersecurity
Cyberwar
Cyber conflict
Cyber Policy
Joint
Interdisciplinary
Military Cyber Profession
Professions
Professional Associations
Military Cyber Professionals Association
Cyber Command
Innovation
Innovation Adoption
Innovation Model
Non Profit
Entrepreneur
Intrapreneur
Extrapreneur
Collective Intelligence
Social Networks.
Advisors
Denning, Peter
Date of Issue
2013-09
Date
Sep-13
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Be it on Wall Street, Main Street, or K Street, Americans are concerned about cyber threats, as cyberspace underpins national security and prosperity in the 21st century. The concern is expressed in dinner table discussions, governmental strategy documents, and blogs, alike. A commonly held assertion is that current practices toward securing cyberspace are insufficient, necessitating innovative new approaches. In response to calls for such innovation by the Department of Defense, this work proposes a new organization designed specifically to address enduring national security priorities concerning cyberspace. In order to bring about such an organization and put it on a firm enough a foundation to ensure sustaining endurance, a generative framework of innovation, the Innovators Way (IW), was applied. This endeavor meets the IW criteria of innovation, which is defined as the adoption of new practices within a community. In this case, the practice is a new professionals association and the community is the American military cyber workforce (a subset of the greater American defense community). This work is a culmination of a yearlong effort to employ and evaluate the IW framework, which emphasizes the role of adoption in the innovation process. The weight applied to adoption in this framework should resonate with those passionate about making things happen and helps to answer the so what? question commonly applied to good ideas. This case study serves as an evaluation of this generalizable framework, from which an enduring engine of national cyber development has been bequeathed.
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Cyber Academic Group
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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