Daniel B. Prieto

Daniel B. Prieto
  • Daniel B. Prieto has worked for two decades in the private sector, academia, and government at the intersection of technology, public policy, and national and homeland security issues. He is currently vice president and practice leader for IBM’s Public Sector Strategy & Change consulting practice. He also leads IBM’s Global Leadership Initiative, which provides corporate development and thought leadership campaigns in the areas of homeland security, cybersecurity, "smarter government," and healthcare for IBM’s Public Sector Division.

    From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Prieto was project director for the Independent Task Force on Civil Liberties and National Security at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he also served as adjunct senior fellow for counterterrorism and national security. From 2002 to 2007, he held various fellowship appointments at CFR, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, and the George Washington University. Mr. Prieto was one of the first professional staff members on the Democratic Staff of the Select Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has served as senior adviser to the Commission on the National Guard and Reserve and on the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. Prior to 9/11, he was an executive with AOL/Time Warner and an investment banker with J.P. Morgan. Mr. Prieto is the author, most recently, of the IBM white paper “Meeting the Cybersecurity Challenge: Empowering Stakeholders and Ensuring Coordination.” He is the author of War About Terror: Civil Liberties and National Security after 9/11 (CFR, 2009) and coauthor of Neglected Defense: Mobilizing the Private Sector to Support Homeland Security (CFR, 2006). He has testified before the U.S. Senate, and his commentary and analysis have appeared widely, including in the Atlantic Monthly, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, New Republic, Time, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and on ABC, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and NPR. Mr. Prieto is an honors graduate of Wesleyan University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.


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