The National Security Institute regularly engages with Congress, supporting members and their staffs, as well as executive branch officials, on critical national security topics ranging from technology and innovation policy issues to a diverse spectrum of global security challenges.
NSI and our robust network of experts provide actionable policy recommendations and insightful nonpartisan policy analysis to various government stakeholders in a variety of ways. Learn more about us below.
Our Experts & Staff
NSI has a bipartisan group of over 250 experts who bring decades of experience from public service, including from a wide range of counterterrorism, defense, and intelligence agencies, as well as those who have held senior positions across Congress, private industry, and the technology community. NSI’s experts are available and excited to share their insights with the policymaking community.
See our full list of experts here.
If you are interested in learning more about our Congressional engagement or connecting with one of our experts, please reach out to our team:
John Poulson, Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager
Gabriel Otis, Policy Coordinator
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Recent Congressional Testimony
May 11, 2023
Giovanna M. Cinelli
U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee: Reviewing the Bureau of Industry and Security, Part I: U.S. Export Controls in an Era of Strategic Competition
May 10, 2023
Jamil N. Jaffer
U.S. House Committee on Rules: Examining China’s Coercive Economic Tactics
May 2, 2023
Michael B. Mukasey
U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Supreme Court Ethics Reform
April 25, 2023
U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations: A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Requests for the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate and the United States Capitol Police
March 23, 2023
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: China’s Global Influence and Interference Activities
February 28, 2023
Committee on Science and Space Technology: The United States, China, and the Fight for Global Leadership Building a U.S. National Science and Technology Strategy
February 28, 2023
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Leaders of the Nation’s Think Tank
U.S. House Financial Services Committee: Combatting the Economic Threat from China
U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Examining Outbound Investment
Michelle Van Cleave and William Evanina
U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: Protecting American Innovation: Industry, Academia, and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center
See all previous Congressional testimony from NSI experts here.