I'm Jason. I research cyber forces, NATO, transatlantic security, and emerging strategic challenges for the U.S.
I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins SAIS. I am a former USIP-Minerva Peace & Security Scholar with the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to my PhD, I was a licensed Fraud Operations Analyst at E*TRADE, where I identified and resolved cases of financial fraud based on technical data and client behavioral patterns.
Research expertise: cyber conflict; NATO and transatlantic security; military innovation and implementation; U.S. security and foreign policy; Estonian and Baltic security.
My research focuses on research focuses on the development of cyber forces across NATO member countries, the transatlantic gap in military innovation, and emerging strategic challenges for NATO and its members.
Areas of expertise: cyber conflict; NATO and transatlantic security; military innovation and implementation; U.S. security and foreign policy; Estonian and Baltic security.
The Diffusion of Cyber Forces:
Military Innovation and the Dynamic Implementation of Cyber Force Structure
Estonia's Road to Cyber Command
Assessing Cyber Forces, 2000-2018:
A Typology for Force Structure
An Introduction to The Dataset on Cyber Force Structures (DCFS)
2020 - Present
Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies
2019 - 2020
PEACE & SECURITY SCHOLAR
United States Institute of Peace
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Qualitative Data Repository
2015 - 2019
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT
2013 - 2015
FRAUD OPERATIONS ANALYST/
FINANCIAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE
E*TRADE Financial Corporation
Research focuses on the development of cyber forces across NATO member countries, the transatlantic gap in military innovation, and emerging strategic challenges for NATO and its members.
Predoctoral Fellow jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Produced policy-relevant research related to international security and peacebuilding.
Managed, cataloged, and curated primary research data provided by clients. Redacted PII according to industry standards for human subjects research. Supported new initiatives for client outreach and acquisition.
Contributed to curriculum development, instruction, and performance assessment. Managed discussions and debates for classes ranging from 25 to 300 students. Enabled the achievement of learning outcomes for students from diverse backgrounds.
Identified and resolved financial fraud cases based on technical compromise data and
customer behavioral patterns. Mitigated risk and losses by providing remediation measures for high-value exposures. Gained practical experience with cybersecurity principles and developed financial regulatory expertise.
As an FSR, I provided financial expertise and support for existing and prospective bank and
brokerage clients as a Series 7 and Series 63 licensed broker. Assisted in the training and transitioning of new hires to the FSR role. Refined critical listening and problem-solving skills through proactive client engagement.
Ph.D. / Syracuse University
Concentrations: International Relations, Public Admin. & Policy
M.A. / Virginia Tech
Concentration: International Relations
B.A. / The College of William & Mary
RSA Adaptive Authentication
Advanced Survival Modeling