Megan Reiss writes about cybersecurity and other pressing national security issues. She is also a senior editor of Lawfare and a visiting fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.

Megan joined R Street from the office of U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), for whom she was a senior national security fellow. Before that, she was co-manager of the William P. Clements, Jr. Papers Project, a collaboration between the University of Texas at Austin’s Clements Center for National Security and its Briscoe Center for American History. Earlier in her career, she was a research associate at the Hoover Institution.

Megan has a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, a master of laws in international criminal justice and armed conflict from the University of Nottingham School of Law and a doctorate in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

A South Dakota native, she lives in Arlington, Virginia.


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