Small Wars Journal

David M. Hollis


David M. Hollis is a GG-15 Senior Policy Analyst/Planner with the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence’s (USD(I)) Cyberspace, Warfighter Integration, and Strategic Engagement Division (CWISE).  Prior to this position, he was the Chief of the Cyberspace Security Division for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Network & Information Integration /DoD Chief Information Officer (ASD NII/DoD CIO).  Lieutenant Colonel David M. Hollis, (USAR, MI) is also currently serving as the Senior USAR officer & USAR Element OIC for the Joint USCYBERCOM.  He was previously a drilling Joint Plans Officer with the USSTRATCOM Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare (JFCC-NW) J5.  Prior to his current USAR assignment, LTC Hollis was assigned/mobilized with the Army 1st Information Operations Command as Senior Operations Planner, S2/Chief of the Army CyberIntelligence Center, and Army Red Team Chief.  Prior to 1st IOC, he was the Senior VP at Cryptek Secure Communications and Director of Federal Operations at Secure Computing Corporation.  His background encompasses almost 30 years of government, military and private sector/commercial cyberspace experience starting in 1982 as a GS-4 communications engineering technician with the Naval Electronic Systems Command.  He was commissioned through ROTC at Old Dominion University in 1985 with an undergraduate degree in engineering and earned an MBA from Strayer University in 1998.   He is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College and the Joint Forces Staff College’s Advanced Joint Professional Military Education.  He has previously written four articles on cyberspace domain operations for Joint Forces Quarterly, Armed Forces Journal, and Small Wars Journal; and one article for a Civil War magazine/blog on the strategic effect of railroads during the Civil War.

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