Description: This graduate-level seminar course analyzes cyber policies and capabilities within the special operations forces (SOF) enterprise. Students examine the mechanics of cyber operations, question the applicability of cyber terms, and investigate SOF's role in the U.S. government's approach to cyber operations. Ultimately, students will question what SOF must do to expand its ability to operate in the cyberspace domain.
Audience: This blended learning course is taught at the graduate educational level and is designed specifically for the special operations community and interagency partners assigned to and/or in direct support of joint and coalition special operations. The primary student profile is enlisted (E7-E9), warrant (W2–W5), officers (O4-O6), or government employees (GG/GS12-15). All others are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Text and Material: All required texts and materials will be available to the student on either the course Blackboard site or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have after hours – NOT in the classroom – access to commercial internet and the course Blackboard site prior to and throughout the course. Classified material, to include additional homework readings and student assignments, will be handled exclusively on JWICS; consequently, each student must have JWICS access via a DODIIS or SOCRATES account.