Rose Butchart

Associate Fellow, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group

Rose Butchart is an associate fellow for the Defense Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Before joining CSIS, she was the senior adviser for national security initiatives with the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, where she focused on the implications of new technology on national security and geopolitics. As a program manager on behalf of the Department of Defense’s National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), Rose managed, designed, and scaled a variety of programs, including a technology, transfer, and transition (T3) program designed to bring breakthrough Defense lab technology to market—and to the warfighter. She also managed a fellowship program and a workshop series to tackle some of the military’s intractable problems. Before NSIN, Rose helped stand up the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program, where her projects included a White House panel announcing the new vulnerabilities equities process; the Aspen Cyber Summit; the Aspen Cybersecurity Group roundtables; and research on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, spectrum policy, and the Internet of Things. She joined Aspen as a Brent Scowcroft Award fellow with the Aspen Strategy Group, providing research and coordination for Track II dialogues on national security. Rose earned her master’s degree in international relations theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa’s writing program. She also speaks some French and Russian. Follow her on Twitter at @rose_vagari.

Contact Information
Email: rbutchart [at]
Tel: 202.775.3149