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Glenn Gerstell

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Glenn S. Gerstell is a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, having previously served as the General Counsel of the National Security Agency from 2015 to 2020. He has written and spoken widely about the intersections of technology and national security.

Prior to joining the NSA, Mr. Gerstell practiced law for almost 40 years at the international law firm of Milbank, LLP, where he focused on the global telecommunications and technology industries and served as the managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C., Singapore, and Hong Kong offices. Mr. Gerstell was previously a member of the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and the District of Columbia Homeland Security Commission, and also served as the Chairman of the Board of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority from 2001 to 2007. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the NSA Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.