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National Security Policy

David served as Director for Intelligence at the National Security Council from April 2017 until August 2018, where he specialized in intelligence and national security policy with a focus on Russian disinformation campaigns. He implemented more effective data privacy protections across the U.S. government, strengthened intelligence oversight and policy, modernized White House information technology systems, and coordinated a strong international response to Russia's use of a nerve agent in the United Kingdom.


Security and Intelligence

Prior to joining the National Security Council, David served in a variety of roles with the Department of Defense as a subject matter expert on Russia.



David has contributed to a variety of research projects focused on Russia, including the best-selling anthology of Russian corruption, Putin's Kleptocracy. Additional writing on Russia, Russian intelligence, and information warfare can be found here.