Peace through strength innovation

Foresee threats... defend democracy

Emerging tech is upending U.S. national security, and strength alone can't fix it. America must adapt through innovation. Yet Washington and Silicon Valley are still speaking different languages. The Future of Security, led by Miles Taylor, is breaking down barriers so that innovators and policymakers can shape tomorrow, together.

Future of Security: Key Advisors

Kathy Boockvar

Fmr. Secretary of State
Pennsylvania

Miles Taylor

Chief Policy Officer
FMR Chief of Staff, DHS; Best Selling Author

Dan Prieto

Former Cybersecurity Director
NSC, The White House

Sam Engelbardt

Co-Founder
Galaxy Interactive

Tom Chi

Co-Founder, Google X
At One Ventures

Amy McGrath

Founder
Honor Bound & Candidate for US Senate, Kentucky

Evan Burfield

Chief Strategy Officer
Co-Founder, 1776; Author, Regulatory Hacking

Danny Crichton

Head of Editorial
LUX Capital

Mark Harvey

Former Resilience Director
NSC, The White House

Michael Slaby

Former CTO
Obama for America

Meet the visionaries shaping The Future US

Will Stronge
Director of Research & Policy, Autonomy
Maia Monell
Co-Founder, Nav.it
Ian Seltzer
Principal, Pierce Yates Ventures
Ory Rinat
CEO, Urban Legend, Former White House Chief Digital Officer
Zoe Weinberg
Founder, ex/ante
Josh Balk
CEO, Accountability Board
Jiore Craig
Head of Elections, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Dan Prieto
Former Cybersecurity Director, NSC, The White House
Sam Engelbardt
Co-Founder, Galaxy Interactive
Desmond Meade
President, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
Tom Chi
Co-Founder, Google X, At One Ventures
Jen Pahlka
Author, Co-Founder, Code for America, US Digital Response
Amy McGrath
Founder, Honor Bound & Candidate for US Senate, Kentucky
Margaret Knowles
Vice President, Enable Ventures
Sean Shadmand
CTO, InQTel
Octavia Abell
Founder, Govern For America
De Kai
Professor, Board Member, UC Berkeley & The Future Society
Billy Watterson
Executive Director, Galaxy Gives
Dhruva Rajendra
Co-Founder, Latch
Victoria Houed
Director of AI Policy and Strategy, U.S. Department of Commerce
Jeff Seltzer
Managing Partner, Pierce Yates Ventures
Ronit Kanwar
Director of Partnerships, Schmidt Futures
Andrew Yang
Fmr. Presidential Candidate, Forward Party
Paul Miller
Creative Producer, DJ Spooky
Scott Santens
Founder, Income to Support All & Author, Let There Be Money
X. Eyeé
Founder, Malo Santo, Fmr. Responsible AI & Innovation at Google
Regina Kline
Founder, Managing Partner, Enable Ventures
Danielle Allen
Founder, Professor, Partners in Democracy, Allen Lab for Democracy Renovation Harvard, Fmr. Mass Gubernatorial candidate
Shomik Dutta
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Overture Climate VC
Chelsea Peters
Co-Founder, Full Impact Advisory, Fmr. Deputy Executive Director @ Walton Family Foundation

Our Focus Areas

Tap a crystal ball for a deeper look at our focus areas
AI + Election Security
Deep Tech for Defense(Coming Soon)
Security-focused capital(Coming Soon)

AI + Election Security

AI can supercharge threats to our elections. But AI can also be part of the solution.

AI will add an unpredictable new dimension to election security. But there's hope. As threats to the 2024 election surge, we're leading a broad, nationwide coalition of experts to foresee the threats and surface new opportunities to better protect our democracy through technology.

We are:
1)Forging links between AI experts and election officials.
2)Running design thinking Policy Labs to red-team the danger and surface solutions.
3)Providing Leaders with concrete, actionable insights to protect elections.

Deep Tech for Defense

Deep Tech for Defense headline...

AI will add an unpredictable new dimension to election security. But there's hope. As threats to the 2024 election surge, we're leading a broad, nationwide coalition of experts to foresee the threats and surface new opportunities to better protect our democracy through technology.

We are:
1)Forging links between AI experts and election officials.
2)Running design thinking Policy Labs to red-team the danger and surface solutions.
3)Providing Leaders with concrete, actionable insights to protect elections.

Security-focused capital

Security-focused capital headline...

AI will add an unpredictable new dimension to election security. But there's hope. As threats to the 2024 election surge, we're leading a broad, nationwide coalition of experts to foresee the threats and surface new opportunities to better protect our democracy through technology.

We are:
1)Forging links between AI experts and election officials.
2)Running design thinking Policy Labs to red-team the danger and surface solutions.
3)Providing Leaders with concrete, actionable insights to protect elections.

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We create change, fast.

We get things done through Policy Labs.

These are not academic efforts to produce more white papers. These are high impact sprints that produce concrete, actionable solutions. 

We utilize design thinking principles to convene innovators with federal policymakers in Washington who have the power to enact solutions.

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Top minds keep policymakers up-to-speed on new possibilities and risks.
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Innovators and policymakers join intensive, results-driven “design sessions.’ They co-develop solutions to future public policy challenges.
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We work with U.S. leaders to turn those recommendations into results — i.e. near-term adoption to prepare America for foreseeable challenges.
Spotlight

A Look at the First AI+Election Security Policy Lab

In October 2023, The Future US and the Tech & Public Policy Program at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy organized a groundbreaking Policy Lab on AI + Election Security. The Lab surfaced many of the findings and recommendations driving the public conversations today about how to address the issue.

The Findings

Here is the private memo and the deep fake video we shared afterwards with government stakeholders. We previewed some of these findings on national networks, such as MSNBC and CNN, and through opinion pieces and discussions in public forums.

The Impact

We engaged urgently with top officials across the federal government -- the White House, FBI, DHS, and Intelligence Community -- and relevant Members of Congress on our findings. Now we are working with those agencies on concrete actions to better protect the U.S. election system, including preparing state and local election officials for AI-enabled threats.

Here's what leaders are saying

"AI will turbocharge election threats. It's not the enemy. It's the enabler, but we're struggling to add it to our defenses. "
- Senior DHS Official
"Government will not be the trusted voice in 2024. Groups like this will be — and we must create 'islands of trust' the American people can rely on. "
- Top US Intelligence Official
"This was one of the most sobering conversations on election security I've had since 2020. "
- White House Advisor