Defense & Security

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As challenges related to cyber security emerge as an ever-greater priority in France and the United States, the French-American Foundation, with offices in the United States and France, will organize a closed-door forum in Washington, D.C. on the changing dimensions of cyber threats and methods to mitigate liability exposure for cyber security breaches.

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The French-American Foundation, with offices in the United States and France, organized a closed-door forum on cyber security and the growing worldwide challenge of cyber crime. Under the patronage of INTERPOL and the French Minister of the Interior, and with the support of Prefect André Viau, President of FITS (International Forum on Security Technologies), this International Working Group on Cyber Security and the Law took place in Washington, D.C., on October 14-15, 2014.

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11:00AM-2:00PM

In conjunction with the 2013 French-American Defense Symposium on Cyber Security, the French-American Foundation hosted a special panel discussion and luncheon with keynote speaker Ambassador John Negroponte focused on the topic of cyber security.

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The French-American Foundation, in partnership with the French Joint Chiefs of Staff (Etat-Major des Armées), hosted the 12th French-American Defense Symposium at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP in Washington, D.C. Building upon talks began in April 2012, the 2013 Symposium focused on Cyber Security. Since its inception in 1996, the French-American Defense Symposium has become a major bilateral forum where senior military leaders and civilian officials meet informally to exchange views on key defense issues.

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6:30PM-9:00PM

Philippe Camus, Chairman of the Board for Alcatel-Lucent since 2008 and Chief Executive Officer of EADS from 2000-2005, and William Schneider, Jr., who has served as Under Secretary of State and Chairman of the Defense Science Board, joined the Foundation to discuss French-American military cooperation. The discussion, moderated by Fred Marcusa, Partner at Kaye Scholer LLP, explored the evolution of military relations between these two allies over the past years and looked at how the 2012 presidential elections in both nations promised to shape future cooperation.

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The French-American Foundation, in partnership with the French Joint Staff (Etat-major des armées), held the 11th French-American Defense Symposium, focusing this year on the issue of Cyber Security. The Symposium brought together high-level officials and experts to discuss best practices and opportunities for international cooperation as both nations are faced with emerging challenges of cyber defense and security.

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