Steven BucciHeritage Foundation
Steven P. Bucci, who served America for three decades as an Army Special Forces officer and top Pentagon official, is director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.<br /> <br /> Bucci’s research and writing at Heritage have focused on cyber security, special operations and defense support to civil authorities. He joined the think tank as senior research fellow for defense and homeland security in April 2012, and was promoted to director of Allison Center in December 2012. He is in charge of the group of issues that fall under the Protect America initiative.<br /> <br /> Bucci previously was a lead consultant to IBM on cyber security policy. He published numerous articles on related issues and regularly contributed to “Security Debrief,” a leading national security blog. He is a sought-after speaker at conferences on cyber security.<br /> As commander of 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces, Bucci led deployments to eastern Africa, South Asia and the Persian Gulf -- including Operation Desert Thunder in 1998 in response to Saddam Hussein’s threats to violate the no-fly zone over Iraq.<br /> <br /> Bucci was a seasoned leader in the 82nd Airborne as well as 5th & 7th Special Forces when, in July 2001, he assumed the duties of military assistant to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.