--[ Cyber Policy Simulation


LCDR Joseph M. Hatfield (PhD Cambridge University) is an active-duty naval intelligence officer currently teaching courses on the technical fundamentals of cybersecurity, the ethics and policy of cyber operations, intelligence and national security, and human factors in cyber operations. His current research focuses on the ethics of war, human factors in cyber operations, and intelligence studies.

Prior to joining USNA, his military experience includes an operational tour with Helicopter Squadron Five aboard the aircraft carrier USS EISENHOWER (2007-2009), working as an intelligence analyst at U.S. Africa Command (2009-2012), and leading as a staff officer (N2) for Commander Task Force SIX SEVEN (CTF-67) in Sigonella, Sicily (2012-2015). He was awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal for his work during the 2011 Libya Crisis, where his analytical products were used to brief senior decision makers in the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and the President of the United States. He has also been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Commendation and Achievement Medals.


The Cyber Policy Simulation is a 3 hour table-top simulation designed to encourage and empower students to practice cyber policy-making skills in real-time. The cyber policy simulation will allow cadets and students from many different backgrounds to role-play and work collaboratively as important stakeholders and U.S. government agencies to define problems, operationalize resources needed to achieve policy objectives, assess effects of certain policy objectives and replicate real-world environments.