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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education



Daniel B. Prieto


DANIEL B. PRIETO serves as the Director of Cybersecurity and Technology, and as the Director of the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (DIB CS/IA) Program in the Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO).  Previously he was vice president and practice lead for IBM’s Public Sector Strategy & Innovation consulting practice. He also senior associate for Homeland Security & Counterterrorism at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has held fellowship appointments at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, and the George Washington University. Mr. Prieto was project director of the Independent Task Force on Civil Liberties and National Security at the CFR. He was one of the first professional staff members on the Select Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as senior adviser to the Commission on the National Guard and Reserve and on the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. Prior to 9/11, Mr. Prieto served as an advisor on over $150B in transactions in technology and aerospace & defense, both as an executive with AOL/Time Warner and an investment banker with J.P. Morgan. Mr. Prieto is the author of "Meeting the Cybersecurity Challenge" (IBM, 2010), “Strategies to Cut Costs and Improve Performance” (IBM, 2010), and Global Movement Management: Commerce, Security, and Resilience in Today’s Networked World (IBM, 2007). He is the author of War About Terror: Civil Liberties and National Security After 9/11 (CFR, 2009), co-author of Neglected Defense: Mobilizing the Private Sector to Support Homeland Security (CFR, 2006), and contributing author to Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response: How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability (Cambridge, 2006) and The Forgotten Homeland (Century Foundation, 2006). He has testified before the U.S. Senate, and his commentary and analysis have appeared widely, including in the Atlantic Monthly, Baltimore Sun, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Chicago Tribune, New Republic, Time, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and on ABC, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and NPR. Mr. Prieto is an honors graduate of Wesleyan University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Cosmos Club.  

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