Franklin D. Kramer

Author, Cyberpower and National Security

The Honorable Franklin D. Kramer is a Distinguished Fellow and on the board and a member of the Strategic Advisors Group of the Atlantic Council. Mr. Kramer has been a senior political appointee in two administrations, including as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for President Clinton, Secretary Perry and Secretary Cohen; and, previously, as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. At the Department of Defense, Mr. Kramer was in charge of the formulation and implementation of international defense and political-military policy, with worldwide responsibilities including NATO, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Among his activities and publications, Kramer is the co-author of “Central Europe and the Geopolitics of Energy” and of “Transatlantic Cooperation for Sustainable Energy Security.” He is the principal editor and has written several chapters for the book “Cyberpower and National Security,” and is the author of “Cyber Security: An Integrated Governmental Strategy for Progress.”