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Stewart A. Baker

Stewart Baker

Stewart Baker has served as General Counsel to the National Security Agency (NSA), and was the first Assistant Secretary (acting as Under Secretary-equivalent) for Policy in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  He served as General Counsel of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, and has been a member of the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration, the Commerce Department’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Information and Communications Technologies, Services, and Electronic Commerce; the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age; the Defense Science Board’s Task Force on Information Warfare; the Federal Trade Commission’s Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security; the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Encryption; the International Telecommunication Union Experts Group on Authenticity; the International Chamber of Commerce Group of Experts on Electronic Commerce; and several other public and private sector groups.  He is a former three-term chairman of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and is widely recognized as one of the preeminent experts on issues of cyber warfare and cyber crime.   Additional information.