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Daniel B. Prieto has worked for two decades in the private sector, government, and academia at the intersection of technology, public policy, and national and homeland security issues. He is Vice President and lead for IBM's Public Sector Strategy & Innovation consulting practice. He also leads corporate development and thought leadership campaigns in the areas of "smarter government", cybersecurity, homeland security, and healthcare for IBM’s U.S. Public Sector division.
Mr. Prieto is a Senior Associate for homeland security and counterterrorism at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and he serves as Steering Committee Co-Chair and member of the National Resilience Policy Forum at the Center for National Policy. He was a professional staff member on the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and has held fellowship appointments at the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University, Stanford University, and the George Washington University. Mr. Prieto served as senior advisor 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, Mr. Prieto was an executive with AOL/Time Warner and an investment banker with J.P. Morgan. In these roles, he acted as a strategic and financial advisor on over $150 billion in transactions. Selected deals include the acquisitions of Time Warner and Netscape by America Online, the merger of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, and a number of other acquisitions and financings in the software, internet, and aerospace and defense sectors.
Mr. Prieto is the author of numerous publications, including Meeting the Cybersecurity Challenge: Empowering Stakeholders and Ensuring Coordination; War About Terror: Civil Liberties and National Security after 9/11; Global Movement Management: Strengthening Commerce, Security and Resiliency in Today’s Networked World; and Neglected Defense: Mobilizing the Private Sector to Support Homeland Security. He is a contributing author to Threats at Our Threshold: Homeland Defense and Homeland Security at the Turn of the Century; The Forgotten Homeland; and Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response: How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability. He has testified before the U.S. Senate, and his commentary and analysis have appeared widely, including in the Atlantic Monthly, Baltimore Sun, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Chicago Tribune, The New Republic, San Francisco Chronicle, TIME Magazine, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, 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 (SAIS). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Cosmos Club.