Announcement of John Dermody to Third Way’s US-China Digital World Order Initiative Advisory Board

Announcement of John Dermody to Third Way’s US-China Digital World Order Initiative Advisory Board

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With tensions between China and the United States increasing, data and technology have become critical pressure points. It is imperative that the United States adopt an informed, strategic, and sustainable approach to these issues, which is why the work of Third Way's Digital World Order Initiative is so important. It is leveraging a variety of perspectives to produce thoughtful research that will lay the groundwork for a path forward.

We are excited for John Dermody to be joining the US-China Advisory Board. Our US-China Advisory Board focuses on helping our team explore and develop partnerships, collaborators, and funding opportunities for the program to identify and stop the Chinese government’s creeping digital authoritarianism. The National Security Program views John’s expertise to be invaluable to Third Way and very timely for our organization’s goals.

John Dermody is a Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers where he focuses on cyber, data privacy, and national security issues. Before joining O'Melveny he served as a Deputy Legal Advisor at the National Security Council, where he advised on cyber, telecommunications, and supply chain security, among other national security issues. He also served in the General Counsel’s offices of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

John advises clients on data security, privacy, cybersecurity, and national security issues, including economic sanctions and national security reviews of investments and technology transactions conducted by the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Defense, the Treasury, State, and Commerce.

From his background as an Intelligence Community attorney, John has deep experience with technology and national security policy making, particularly executive branch authorities and government tools and processes for addressing national security threats.


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