The Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age was formed in 2002 to determine how best to make information discoverable and accessible to the right officials at the right time to enable improved decision making with regard to major security threats against our nation. 

Members of the Markle Task Force

Robert D. Atkinson

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

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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)

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James L. Barksdale

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

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Rand Beers

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

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Eric A. Benhamou

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

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Bruce Berkowitz

Hoover Institution
Stanford University

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Jerry Berman

Chairman & Founder, Center for Democracy and Technology

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Robert M. Bryant

National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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Ashton B. Carter

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

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Fred H. Cate

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

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Scott Charney

Corporate Vice President of Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Corporation

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Wesley K. Clark

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

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Robert J. Clerman

Corporate Vice President of Corporate Mission Development, Noblis

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William P. Crowell

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

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Bryan Cunningham

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

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James 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

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Mary DeRosa

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

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Sidney D. Drell

Professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

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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

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Amitai Etzioni

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

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Richard Falkenrath

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

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David J. Farber

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

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John Gage

Independent Advisor

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John Gordon

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

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Slade Gorton

Former Senator and Attorney General, State of Washington

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David Gunter

Director, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft

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Morton H. Halperin

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

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Margaret Hamburg

Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

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John J. Hamre

President & CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Eric Holder

Attorney General, United States

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Jeff Jonas

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

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Arnold Kanter

The Scowcroft Group

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Drew Ladner

President and CEO, Pascal Metrics Inc.

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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

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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

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Gilman Louie

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

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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

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Judith A. Miller

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

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James H. Morris

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

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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

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H. William Neugent

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

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Daniel B. Prieto

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

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Clay Shirky

Adjunct Professor, New York University Graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program

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Jeffrey H. Smith

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

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Abraham D. Sofaer

Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

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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

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Peter Swire

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

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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

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Mel Taub

Independent Consultant

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Rick White

Principal, Woodby Group
Former United States Representative, Washington State

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Richard J. Wilhelm

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

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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

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