Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Program
Associated Programs: Technology Policy ProgramJohn DeLong is a senior fellow in the Technology Policy Program at CSIS. His research and interests are focused on cyber and technology policy issues, including artificial intelligence, surveillance and privacy, financial sector cybersecurity, and encryption. He is also a lecturer at Harvard Law School, where he teaches a course on legal compliance and risk management in an era with an increasing amount of computational decisionmaking. He is also a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, where he is focused on the implications of technology changes—including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data—on the framework and best practices for compliance, oversight, and ethics programs. Mr. DeLong was formerly with the National Security Agency (NSA), where he was director of compliance from 2009 to 2014 and director of the NSA Commercial Solutions Center from 2014 to 2016. He received a Presidential Meritorious Rank Award for his work in privacy compliance and serves on the Advisory Board of the Compliance & Ethics Professional magazine. He started his career as a mathematician and computer scientist and later earned his law degree from Harvard Law School.