Markle - Advancing Health and National Security in a Connected World™

Experts in National Security

Experts in National Security

Markle's national security experts have collaborated with their counterparts in industry, the public sector, think tanks, and nonprofit organizations to build broad consensus based on their diverse points of view. 

The foundation of this work has been laid by the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, a bipartisan group that has consulted with government officials, private industry, experts on technology and civil liberties, and foreign partners to find solutions critical to information sharing and collaboration problems.

» Markle Task Force Members

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | Z | View All

A

  • Madeleine K. Albright

    Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
    Former Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • T. Alexander Aleinikoff

    Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

  • Robert D. Atkinson, PhD

    President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

B

  • Zoë Baird

    President, Markle Foundation
    Co-chair, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World
    Co-chair, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age
    Member, Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group (Ex-officio)

  • Stewart A. Baker

    Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    Former Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security

  • James L. Barksdale

    Co-Chair, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Rand Beers

    Under Secretary for the National Protection & Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

  • Eric A. Benhamou

    Chairman and CEO, Benhamou Global Ventures LLC
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Marc Benioff

    Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Bruce Berkowitz

    Hoover Institution
    Stanford University

  • Jerry Berman

    Chairman & Founder, Center for Democracy and Technology

  • Cory A. Booker

    Member, United States Senate
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • John Seely Brown

    Visiting Scholar and Advisor to the Provost, University of Southern California
    Independent Co-Chairman, Deloitte’s Center for the Edge
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Robert M. Bryant

    National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

  • Erik Brynjolfsson

    Schussel Family Professor and Director, MIT Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management
    Expert Advisor, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Sheila P. Burke, RN, MPA, FAAN

    Strategic Advisor, Baker Donelson
    Senior Research Fellow and Member of the Faculty, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Calvin O. Butts, III

    Pastor, The Abyssinian Baptist Church of New York City
    President, State University of New York College at Old Westbury
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

C

  • Geoffrey Canada

    President and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Ashton B. Carter

    Former Deputy Secretary of Defense
    Former Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics

  • Julián Castro

    Mayor, City of San Antonio
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Fred H. Cate

    Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law
    Director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University

  • Scott Charney

    Corporate Vice President of Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Corporation

  • Wesley K. Clark

    Retired General, United States Army
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Robert J. Clerman

    Corporate Vice President of Corporate Mission Development, Noblis

  • G. Wayne Clough

    President Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Michael M. Crow

    President, Arizona State University
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • William P. Crowell

    Security & Intelligence Systems
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Bryan Cunningham

    Morgan & Cunningham LLC
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

D

  • Jim X. Dempsey

    Vice President for Public Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Mary DeRosa

    Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs
    Legal Advisor to the National Security Counsel

  • Jack Dorsey

    Co-Founder and CEO, Square
    Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Twitter
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Sidney D. Drell

    Professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

  • Esther Dyson

    Chairman, EDventure Holdings
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

E

  • Amitai Etzioni

    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

F

  • Richard Falkenrath

    Principal, Chertoff Group
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • David J. Farber

    Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Michèle A. Flournoy

    CEO, Center for a New American Security
    Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

G

  • John Gage

    Independent Advisor

  • John Gordon

    Retired General, United States Air Force
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Slade Gorton

    Former Senator and Attorney General, State of Washington

  • David Gunter

    Director, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft

H

  • Morton H. Halperin

    Senior Advisor, Open Society Institute
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Margaret Hamburg

    Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

  • John J. Hamre

    President & CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Antonia Hernández

    President and CEO, California Community Foundation
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Eric Holder

    Attorney General, United States

J

  • Leila Janah

    Founder and CEO, Samasource
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Bradford Jensen

    Professor, International Business & Economics, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
    Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
    Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
    Expert Advisor, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Jeff Jonas

    IBM Fellow
    Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics Group
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

K

  • Lewis B. Kaden

    Chairman, Markle Foundation Board of Directors
    Former Vice Chairman, Citigroup
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World (Ex-officio)

  • Arnold Kanter

    The Scowcroft Group

  • Robert M. Kimmitt

    Senior International Counsel, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hales & Dorr LLP

  • David Kirkpatrick

    Founder, Host, and CEO, Techonomy

  • Nancy F. Koehn

    James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Christopher Kojm

    Chairman, National Intelligence Council

L

  • Drew Ladner

    President and CEO, Pascal Metrics Inc.

  • Michael O. Leavitt

    Chairman, Leavitt Partners
    Former Governor, State of Utah
    Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Tara Lemmey

    CEO, LENS
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • James A. Lewis

    Director and Senior Fellow of the Technology & Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Amy Liu

    Senior Fellow, Co-Director, and Co-Founder, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
    Expert Advisor, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Gilman Louie

    Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

M

  • James Manyika

    Director, McKinsey Global Institute
    Expert Advisor, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • John O. Marsh, Jr.

    Professor, George Mason University School of Law
    Former Secretary of the United States Army
    Former Member of Congress, State of Virginia
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Andrew McAfee

    Associate Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management
    Expert Advisor, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Michael J. McCloskey

    Co-Founder and CEO, Select Milk Producers
    General Manager and Partner, Fair Oaks Dairy Farms
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Kenneth B. Mehlman

    Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
    Former Chairman, Republican National Committee
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Judith A. Miller

    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Cheryl Mills

    CEO, BlackIvy Group
    Former Counselor and Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of State
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Linda A. Mills

    Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

  • James H. Morris

    Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Randolph D. Moss

    Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering, LLP

  • Craig Mundie

    Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

N

  • H. William Neugent

    Chief Engineer for the Corporate Information Security Technical Center, MITRE Corporation

  • Gavin Newsom

    Lieutenant Governor, State of California
    Former Mayor, City of San Francisco
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

O

  • Tim O'Reilly

    Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Daniel Ortiz

    Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

  • Philippe Oudinot

    Senior Attorney, Arnold & Porter LLP

P

  • Herbert Pardes, MD

    Executive Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

  • Daniel B. Prieto

    Vice President and Practice Lead, Global Business Services Public Sector Strategy and Change
    Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Robert D. Putnam

    Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

R

  • L. Rafael Reif

    President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Walter Robb

    Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

S

  • Howard Schultz

    chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Starbucks
    Co-chair, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Clara Shih

    CEO, Hearsay Social
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Clay Shirky

    Adjunct Professor, New York University Graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program

  • Elizabeth H. Shuler

    Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Jeffrey H. Smith

    Partner, Arnold & Porter
    Former General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Abraham D. Sofaer

    Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

  • Douglas Sosnik

    Political Strategist

  • Michael Spence

    William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
    Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
    Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean, Emeritus, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Roy Spence

    Co-Founder and Chairman, GSD&M
    Co-Founder & CEO, The Purpose Institute
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • James B. Steinberg

    Dean, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
    Former Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Paul Schott Stevens

    President & CEO of the Investment Company Institute, United States Securities & Exchange Commission

  • Dorothy Stoneman

    CEO and Founder, YouthBuild USA
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Ashley Swearengin

    Mayor, City of Fresno
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Peter Swire

    C. William O’Neill Professor of Law, Ohio State University

T

  • K.A. (Kim) Taipale

    Founder & Executive Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Mel Taub

    Independent Consultant

  • Nicholas L. Townsend

    Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP

V

  • Michael A. Vatis

    Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

  • Stefaan Verhulst

    Senior Advisor, Markle Foundation

W

  • Dan Wagner

    CEO and Founder, Civis Analytics
    Expert Advisor, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

  • Rick White

    Principal, Woodby Group
    Former United States Representative, Washington State

  • Richard J. Wilhelm

    Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Dave Wirtschafter

    Board Member, WME Entertainment
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

Z

  • Philip D. Zelikow

    Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia
    Former Executive Director, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission)
    Former Counselor, U.S. Department of State
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

  • Robert B. Zoellick

    Chairman, Board of International Advisors, Goldman Sachs
    Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
    Former President, World Bank
    Member, Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

Impact

"I am pleased to report that the government has taken many of our recommendations to heart in both legislation and executive orders."

More...

Jeffrey H. Smith

Partner, Arnold & Porter
Former General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age