Amy Chao was the Assistant Director of Analysis and a Senior Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Previously, Amy served as a Senior Advisor to U.S. Cyber Command leadership on a myriad of topics related to cyber policy and partnership development, strategic communications, and emerging technologies. Prior to U.S. Cyber Command, Amy served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) where she held numerous positions related to defense strategy and policy development, international partner engagement, and force development and planning. Amy began her career as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State where she covered East and Southeast Asian Affairs.
Amy holds Master’s degrees from Columbia University, the National Defense University’s College of Information and Cyberspace, and the National War College. She has received numerous awards including the OSD Exceptional Civilian Service Award, two OSD Awards for Excellence, and the Trager Award for Excellence in Writing. Amy was named as a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College class of 2009.