Marjory S. Blumenthal

Marjory Blumenthal became Executive Director of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in May 2013, after a decade combining academic leadership at Georgetown University with research and advisory activities (including as a RAND adjunct) aimed at understanding Internet and cybersecurity technology trends and policy implications. At PCAST, she is responsible for the stewardship of the Council, its bimonthly meetings, its program of analyses that culminate in policy recommendations to the President and the Administration, and efforts to promote the implementation of PCAST recommendations. Prior to becoming Associate Provost, Academic at Georgetown, Marjory was the founding Executive Director of the National Academies’ Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB). Several of the over 60 reports she produced affected public policy in tangible ways and/or became trade books, reaching a broad audience in industry and academia. Marjory did her undergraduate work at Brown University and her graduate work at Harvard University.