Lieutenant Colonel

Paul J. 

MacKenzie 

Joint Air Power Competence Centre (2016-2021)

A Communications and Electronics Engineering (Air) Officer in the RCAF, he examines Cyberspace as it relates to NATO Joint Air Power and from a defensive perspective through to the potential in exploiting offensive effects. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Computer and Information Technology, is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Joint Command and Staff Program and has 32 years of experience in the provision of IT/CIS to operations. His senior appointments include Director of Operational Support (CIS), CANOSCOM HQ (Ottawa), Chief A6 Staff, NATO AWACS Airbase, CO CAN Contingent (Technical Element) NATO AWACS and Director, A6 Staff – 1 CAN Air Division. He was Chief OpFor (Cyberspace) for NATO’s largest Joint exercises from 2016 to 2019.

Information provided is current as of December 2019

From the Author

Cyberspace and Joint Air and Space Power

Any Speed; Always Relevant
When examining the Cyberspace Domain where the projection of Air and Space power is concerned, it is just as relevant for mission success to maximize the defence of systems and information throughout the slow and [...]

Cyberspace Operations

It has been stated that Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are ‘re-shaping the cyber security world’. A general understanding of the elements of Cyberspace is an important piece as it pertains to the multi-domain, whole of [...]

Cyberspace NOTAM!

NATO’s Vision and Strategy on the Cyberspace Domain
On 6 June 2018 the North Atlantic Council (NAC) approved the Military Committee’s (MC) Vision and Strategy (V&S) on Cyberspace as a Domain of Operations, a significant milestone in the ongoing development of this Domain [...]

Cyberspace and Multi-Domain Operations

It has been two years since NATO recognized Cyberspace as a Domain of Operations While the progress to date on these key elements is promising, having agreement on the message in these documents is only [...]

NATO Joint Air Power and Offensive Cyber Operations

The successful projection of Joint Air Power relies heavily on Cyberspace for complex mission systems, C4ISR and Space Support to Operations. Assets operating in the air environment must have freedom of movement, literally and in [...]

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