NSI Announces New Advisory Board Members

November 1, 2017
Contact: Mike Burita

National Security Institute at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School Announces Newest Additions to Advisory Board

Ten New Members Join the Institute’s Advisory Board Bringing Decades of National Security, Intelligence, and Technology Experience

Arlington, VA – The National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School today released the names of nine new additions to its already highly-regarded Advisory Board. These new members, which include a number of senior former government officials and leaders from the Silicon Valley’s venture capital community include:

• Chuck Alsup – former Advisor to the Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee; President, Intelligence and National Security Alliance

• David Cohen – former Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Partner, WilmerHale

• Don Dixon – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Trident Capital Cybersecurity

• Alice Fisher – former Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice; Partner, Latham & Watkins

• Caroline Krass – former General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency; Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

• Letitia Long – former Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Chairman of the Board, Intelligence and National Security Alliance

• Ellen McCarthy – former Chief Operating Officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; President, Noblis NSP

• Heather Molino – former Minority Staff Director, House Intelligence Committee; Cornerstone Government Affairs

• Lisa Monaco – former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Law and Security, Cybersecurity & Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU Law School

• Ted Schlein – General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

• Alberto Yepez – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Trident Capital Cybersecurity

Today’s announcement of NSI’s new Advisory Board members follows NSI’s announcement last week of its inaugural class of Visiting Fellows, which includes over thirty experts across the federal government, private sector, and academia, including a number of former senior government officials and policy leaders, as well as multiple technology industry co-founders and senior executives.

These new additions bring a wealth of diversity and experience to NSI’s Advisory Board, including increasing NSI’s expertise in cybersecurity and intelligence matters, and expanding NSI’s reach across multiple industries and parts of the national security community. The new Advisory Board members join a distinguished bipartisan advisory board that already includes a former CIA Director, a former NSA Director, a former Attorney General, and a former Secretary of Homeland Security, as well as a wide range of other key leaders, including a former House Intelligence Committee Chairman and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center. More information on full NSI Advisory Board can be found here.

About George Mason

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.

About the Scalia Law School

The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is defined by three words: Learn. Challenge. Lead. Students receive an outstanding legal education (Learn), are taught to critically evaluate prevailing orthodoxy and pursue new ideas (Challenge), and, ultimately, are well prepared to distinguish themselves in their chosen fields (Lead). It has been one of America’s top-ranked law schools for the last fifteen years.

About the National Security Institute

The National Security Institute serves as a platform for research, teaching, scholarship, and policy development that incorporates a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and its allies, as well as an appreciation of the legal and practical challenges facing U.S. intelligence, defense, law enforcement, homeland security, and cybersecurity communities. NSI draws on the experience of its highly distinguished advisory board, faculty, and visiting fellows to produce timely research and policy materials that deliver insightful analysis and actionable recommendations to senior policymakers in the White House and key departments and agencies, as well as those on Capitol Hill.