Why Boosting Ukraine’s Cyber Defenses Matters to All of Us

By Walter Pincus

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist for The Cipher Brief. He spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics that ranged from nuclear weapons to politics. He is the author of Blown to Hell: America's Deadly Betrayal of the Marshall Islanders. Pincus won an Emmy in 1981 and was the recipient of the Arthur Ross Award from the American Academy for Diplomacy in 2010.  He was also a team member for a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 and the George Polk Award in 1978.  

OPINION — The US is taking a more active role in the ongoing cyber war between Russia and Ukraine on the side of the Kiev government.

On May 14, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the award of a four-year, $38 million contract to provide cyber security for critical infrastructure in Ukraine to DAI Global, LLC, a Bethesda, Md., based development firm with projects in 90 countries around the world.

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