Stewart A. Baker - .ORG Forum Panelist
Stewart A. Baker is a Partner at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson. where his practice includes homeland security, international trade, cyber security, and data protection. From 2005 to 2009, he was the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Baker oversaw offices responsible for Department-wide policy analysis, international affairs, strategic planning, and relationships with the private sector, advisorycommittees, and law enforcement. He was heavily involved in national security reviews of mergers and acquisitions involving information technology.
Stewart Baker's previous governmental positions include General Counsel of the WMD Commission investigating intelligence failures prior to the Iraq War, and General Counsel of the National Security Agency, where he led interagency efforts to reform commercial encryption and computer security law and policy. Mr. Baker has testified before numerous government agencies and committees, including the 9/11 Commission.
He has served on several boards and commissions, including the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration, the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on telecommunications and electronic commerce, two Defense Science Board panels on information warfare defense, and the Markle Task Force on Technology and Terrorism. He has also been advisor to international organizations such as the International Telecommunications Union, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.