Jim Mattis, who served as the 26th Secretary of Defense for two years under President Donald Trump, will serve as the Hoover Institution Davies Family Distinguished Fellow starting May 1.
World leaders convened Thursday and Friday at the Hoover Institution for the inaugural Global Energy Forum to discuss the future of energy worldwide as the field continues to undergo major changes.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will come to campus this week. The two members of Trump’s cabinet will host their Australian counterparts Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne for the annual Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations discussing bilateral security, cooperation and regional political issues.
In order to become defense secretary, Mattis needs to overcome a law stipulating that nominees must first spend at least seven years out of the military.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the Pentagon’s new innovation initiatives and cybersecurity strategy at CEMEX today. Initiatives included building Cyber Mission Forces, enhancing security of Department of Defense (DOD) information, network and data and improving resiliency in the face of potential cyber attacks.
According to an anonymous source, Ashton Carter is to be nominated by President Obama as Secretary of Defense. Carter, a Senior Visiting Fellow at The Hoover Institute and Lecturer at The Freeman Spogli Institute, would succeed Chuck Hegel, who resigned under pressure last week.