Rob Strayer

Fmr Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (Cyber & Intl. Comms Policy)

Commissioner for Lawfare

The Commission will provide timely and essential strategic advice to the United States and other governments as they seek to secure the benefits of emerging technologies for their citizens against the backdrop of challenges to market-based competition, the rule of law, and free flows of information.  

Rob Strayer is President of the Critical Minerals Forum – a DARPA-funded consortium of miners, investors, and end-users that facilitates dealmaking to increase reliable supply chains for critical minerals. Prior to this role, he was executive vice president of global policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), leading the technology sector’s advocacy on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and supply chain issues.

He served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications Policy at the U.S. State Department, leading dozens of dialogues with foreign governments on technology regulation and cybersecurity policy.

He also was appointed to be the U.S. ambassador for the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in 2018. Before working at the State Department, he was the general counsel for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and practiced telecommunications law at WilmerHale.