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

Danny Crichton
Head of Editorial, LUX Capital
Chris Temple
Co-Founder, Director, Optimist
Jamie Metzl
Founder, Author, One Shared World, Author of Hacking Darwin
Jess Teutonico
Executive Director, We Are Family Foundation
John Borthwick
CEO, Betaworks
James Barnes
Founder, CEO, Second Voice
Jolene Creighton
Fmr. Founding Editor-in-Chief, Futurism
Jeff Fraser
Founder, CEO, Blue Dunes Growth
Mark Harvey
Former Resilience Director, NSC, The White House
Matt Stepka
Managing Partner, Machina Ventures
Jim Millstein
Co-Chairman, Guggenheim Securities
Dan Selz
Director of Innovation, Leadership Now, Fmr. VP @ XPRIZE
Austin Carson
Founder, Seed AI
Don Miller
CEO, Best Selling Author, StoryBrand
Jim Clark
Lead, AI & The Future of Employment & Income Initiative, The Future US
Nouriel Roubini
Economist, Professor Emeritus, NYU Stern School of Business
Luke Schoenfelder
Founder, Latch
Zachary Schlosser
Founder, Ellimist.AI
Steven Olikara
Founder, President, Future Caucus, Bridge Entertainment Labs
Denver Riggleman
CEO, Former Congressman (VA), RIIG, US House of Representatives
Hany Farid
Professor, Board of Directors, UC Berkeley, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
Scott Moore
Co-Founder, Founder, Gitcoin, Public Works
Erik Brynjolfsson
Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab
Chris Lindstrom
Co-Founder, CyclEffect Regenerative Ventures
Genny Mayhew
Founder, CTO, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Uttam Jain
Managing Director, Longfellow Healthcare Partners
Josh Graham Lynn
CEO, Represent US
Michael Stynes
CEO, Jain Family Institute
Wesley Yin
Chief Economist, Professor, Strategy, UCLA School of Management; Professor, Economics, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Pamela Shifman
President, Democracy Alliance

Our Focus Areas

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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