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Jacquelyn Schneider is a Hoover Fellow at the Hoover Institution.  Her research focuses on the intersection of technology, national security, and political psychology with a special interest in cybersecurity, unmanned technologies, and Northeast Asia.  She is a non-resident fellow at the Naval War College's Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute and a senior policy advisor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

Her work has appeared in Security Studies, Journal of Conflict ResolutionStrategic Studies Quarterly,Journal of Cybersecurity, The Washington Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies and is featured in Cross Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity (Oxford University Press, 2019).  Her current manuscript project isThe Rise of Unmanned Technologies with Julia Macdonald (upcoming, Oxford University Press). In addition to her scholarly publications, she is a frequent contributor to policy outlets, including New York Times, Foreign AffairsCFR, Cipher BriefLawfare, War on the RocksWashington PostBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsNational Interest, H-Diplo, and the Center for a New American Security.  

In 2018, Schneider was included in CyberScoop’s Leet List of influential cyber experts.  She is also the recipient of a Minerva grant on autonomy (with co-PIs Michael Horowitz, Julia Macdonald, and Allen Dafoe) and a University of Denver grant to study public responses to the use of drones (with Macdonald).  

She is an active member of the defense policy community with previous positions at the Center for a New American Security and the RAND Corporation. Before beginning her academic career, she spent six years as an Air Force officer in South Korea and Japan and is currently a reservist assigned to US Cyber Command. She has a BA from Columbia University, MA from Arizona State University, and PhD from George Washington University.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Veteran Fellows

interview with Jacquelyn Schneidervia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, October 22, 2021

The younger generation “coming home” and the military’s role in campus life and the IT sector.

Featured

The Cyber Apocalypse Never Came. Here’s What We Got Instead.

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia Politico
Monday, September 27, 2021

Over the past decade, cyber warfare has changed in ways the experts didn’t see coming.

Interviews

Jacquelyn Schneider: Cybersecurity - Digital Economy & Security Collaborative (DESC), Mortara Center

interview with Jacquelyn Schneidervia Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University
Friday, September 24, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Jacquelyn Schneider discusses cybersecurity.

Interviews

Jacquelyn Schneider On Tech Unmanned

interview with Jacquelyn Schneidervia Tech Unmanned
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Jacquelyn Schneider explores autonomous air vehicles, autonomous systems more broadly as well as different missions of autonomous systems, building trust in human-machine teaming, ethics, and much more.

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The Information Technology Counter-Revolution: Cheap, Disposable, And Decentralized

by Jacquelyn Schneider, Julia Macdonaldvia War on the Rocks
Monday, July 19, 2021

Almost three decades ago, a coterie of defense wonks proclaimed that the information revolution would transform military power. They were right. But three decades later, it is time for the American military to prepare for what’s next, not try to dominate a 90s-era information battlefield.

Policy InsightsFeatured

Cybersecurity

featuring Jacquelyn Schneider, Amy Zegart, H. R. McMaster, Herbert Lin, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Thursday, May 27, 2021

From pipeline hacks leading to gasoline shortages to disinformation campaigns during elections, cyberattacks are becoming a more frequent source of disruption in people’s lives. Finding the right responses to these attacks isn’t obvious. Can we take lessons from traditional warfare, or do cyberattacks demand an entirely different response?

Cybersecurity

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of Jacquelyn Schneider, Amy Zegart, H. R. McMaster, Herbert Lin, Tom Churchvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

From pipeline hacks leading to gasoline shortages to disinformation campaigns during elections, cyberattacks are becoming a more frequent source of disruption in people’s lives. Finding the right responses to these attacks isn’t obvious. Can we take lessons from traditional warfare, or do cyberattacks demand an entirely different response?

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Wargaming For International Relations Research

featuring Jacquelyn Schneidervia IR Insider
Friday, April 23, 2021

War games are an immersive form of research in which human players are put into interactive scenarios where they make decisions in accordance with given rules and react to the consequences of their choices.

Office HoursAnalysis and Commentary

How Dangerous Are Cyberattacks? Office Hours With Jackie Schneider

interview with Jacquelyn Schneidervia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hoover Fellow Jackie Schneider follows up on your questions about the danger of cyberattacks from her PolicyEd video.

Policy InsightsAnalysis and Commentary

International Women’s Day

featuring Elizabeth Economy, Margaret (Macke) Raymond, Amy Zegart, Jacquelyn Schneidervia PolicyEd
Thursday, March 11, 2021

International Women’s Day is a globally significant day in which we honor women’s social, economic, social, cultural, and political contributions. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting four of our female Hoover Institution fellows who are leading and transforming their respective fields.

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