Congressional Engagement



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.


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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.


Featured Experts



Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.)

Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.)

President and CEO
IronNet Security
Dmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder and Chairman
Silverado Policy Accelerator
Sue Gordon

Sue Gordon

Paul Rosenzweig

Paul Rosenzweig

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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 PoulsonPublic Policy and Government Affairs Manager


Gabriel OtisPolicy 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

Karen Gibson

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 

Daniel Currell

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: China’s Global Influence and Interference Activities

February 28, 2023

Klon Kitchen

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

Amy Zegart

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Leaders of the Nation’s Think Tank

February 7, 2023
Thomas Feddo 
U.S. House Financial Services Committee: Combatting the Economic Threat from China
September 29, 2022
Thomas Feddo
U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Examining Outbound Investment
September 21, 2022
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.