Dan Lips is Head of Policy and Senior Fellow at Lincoln Network. His research and advocacy focuses on technology, national security, and government oversight.
From 2011 to 2019, Dan served on the staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, including as policy director. His legislative accomplishments include bipartisan legislation to modernize federal information security management and to authorize the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity programs. He also focused on Congressional oversight and served on the staff of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He was the lead staff author of Senator Tom Coburn’s final oversight report: A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Missions and Performance. He led a bipartisan investigation into how the U.S. immigration system encourages child marriages.
Before working on Capitol Hill, Dan served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, focusing on cybersecurity and intelligence. He was a 2018-19 Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy. He is a visiting fellow with the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.
Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University and his master’s degree in statecraft and national security affairs from the Institute of World Politics.
He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife and children.