CSIS Technology and Intelligence Task Force

Advancing the U.S. intelligence mission through technological change

The CSIS Technology and Intelligence Task Force brings together leading experts from the intelligence, technology, national security, and research communities to explore the implications of emerging technologies for the U.S. intelligence community. These technologies include, but are not limited to, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and data analytics. The Task Force will generate an action plan to guide how the intelligence community leverages advanced technology to produce strategic intelligence and adapts to maintain the intelligence advantage over increasingly sophisticated rivals.

Read the press release announcing the task force here.


Ms. Avril Haines*
Former Deputy National Security Advisor and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
*Avril Haines stepped down from her role as co-chair and left the task force at the end of July 2020.

Ms. Stephanie O’Sullivan
Former Principal Deputy Director for National Intelligence


Mr. Michael Allen
Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies LLC; Former Majority Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence


Ms. Kari Bingen
Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security


Mr. Robert Cardillo
President, The Cardillo Group; Former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


Mr. John P. Carlin
Partner, Morrison & Foerster; Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security

Mr. Rick Ledgett
Senior Advisor at Hakluyt Cyber; Former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency

Mr. Marcel Lettre
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence


Mr. Jason Matheny
Founding Director of Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology; Former Assistant Director of National Intelligence and Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

Mr. John McLaughlin
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Former Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency


Ms. Jami Miscik
CEO of Kissinger Associates, Inc.; Former Deputy Director for Intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency


Mr. Stephen Slick
Director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Intelligence Studies Project; Former CIA Clandestine Service Officer and National Security Council Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform

Gen. Joseph L. Votel
USA (Ret.), President and CEO of Business Executives for National Security; Former Commander of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command

Dr. Amy Zegart
Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

CSIS Experts

Kathleen Hicks*
Task Force Senior Adviser
*Kathleen Hicks stepped down from her role as senior adviser and left the task force in January 2021.

Brian Katz*
Task Force Research Director
*Brian Katz stepped down from his role as research director and left the task force in January 2021.

Initial Sponsors