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Marjory Blumenthal

Director, Science, Technology, and Policy Program

RAND Corporation

District of Columbia


Artificial Intelligence Computer Science Cybersecurity Education Government Information Technology National Security Policy Privacy Research

Marjory Blumenthal joined RAND as director of a new Science, Technology, and Policy program in spring 2016, including science and technology trends, societal impacts, and policy. As founding executive director of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, she addressed the full range of information technologies and their impacts. In 2003, she took a leadership position at Georgetown University, developing academic strategy, promoting innovation, and fostering research; her personal research addressed cybersecurity in the cloud. In 2013-2016, Marjory was executive director of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, addressing cybersecurity, big data and privacy, IT in health, technology and the future of cities, and many other issues. Marjory is the principal author and/or substantive editor of numerous books and articles.

Keywords: science policy, technology policy, autonomous vehicles, Internet