Nicholas S Reese

Adjunct Instructor

Center for Global Affairs

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Nick Reese is the Deputy Director for Emerging Technology Policy in the Office of Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He focuses on critical policy issues related to artificial intelligence, quantum information science, smart cities, space, and cybersecurity.

As the founding manager of a new policy team at DHS, Nick created the policy priorities, external engagement strategy, and the geopolitical framework through which emerging technology policy decisions are made. He advises senior DHS and White House officials on the implications of new and emerging technologies in connection with departmental and Administration priorities. Nick is the author the Department’s first Artificial Intelligence Strategy, laying out concrete goals and objectives to position DHS as a leader in the trustworthy use of AI. Nick led DHS’s policy efforts on preparing for the transition to post-quantum cryptography authoring an internal DHS policy and external roadmap for private sector partners
and was a primary author of National Security Memorandum-10. He is the author of the updated DHS Space Policy and was the primary DHS staff representative to the National Space Council.

Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Reese spent six years in the U.S. Intelligence Community focusing on counternarcotics and cyber operations holding various operational and management positions. He also spent nine years serving in the military with combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Joint Task Force Lebanon.