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President Barack Obama announced in December his intention to nominate Eric Rosenbach, former Executive Director for Research at the Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, as assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense in the Department of Defense. Rosenbach currently serves as deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy.
In his statement regarding the pending nomination of Rosenbach and one other nominee, President Obama said, “I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”
Rosenbach served as the Executive Director for Research at the Belfer Center from 2007 to 2010. He also taught courses on cybersecurity, counterterrorism and international policy analysis before being appointed deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy in 2011.
Prior to coming to Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Rosenbach served as a national security advisor for Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.