The Commission is co-chaired by Keith Krach, chairman and co-founder of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and former US Under Secretary of State; and Kersti Kaljulaid, former president of Estonia. The Commission will also include honorary co-chairs and twenty six international commissioners representing the eleven most critical emerging technology sectors and fifteen advanced tech democracies.

Commissioners are selected based on their significant policy and technical expertise and experience working in relevant industry verticals, either as a leader in the private sector or as a former senior government official. Ideal commissioner candidates have worked in both government and industry over the course of their careers and have the technical expertise necessary to engage across industries.



Keith Krach

Chairman and Co-Founder Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue

The key to securing freedom for the next generation is securing technology. Tomorrow’s tech must be trusted tech developed and protected by a Global Trust Network of like-minded countries, companies, and individuals who respect the rule of law, human rights, labor practices, national sovereignty, and the environment.

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Kersti Kaljulaid

Former President of the Republic of Estonia

We will win. But for us to safely mine the technology pool created by the great minds of our private sector companies, we have to have standards, agreements. Nobody must be able to blow up what we trust in technology, and for that indeed we need the Global Tech Security Commission.

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Honorary Co-Chairs

“The Global Tech Security Commission is an important effort to support our national defense and secure American prosperity against our great power competitors in the tech domain,” said Senator Ernst. “The Commission’s work will provide a roadmap for America’s present-day and next-generation workforce to develop, employ, and secure critical technologies.”

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“As the United States incentivizes investments in emerging technologies, we must ensure that our advances are not undermined by domestic threats or anti-democratic, authoritarian regimes like those in China, Russia, and Iran. These foreign adversaries have made it clear that they are willing to leverage technology to breach United States institutions, steal intellectual property, collect data on American citizens, and access the systems that control our critical infrastructure…”

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“The Chinese Communist Party and other authoritarian regimes are leveraging critical and emerging technologies in order to challenge freedom and security around the world. The 21st century will therefore largely be defined by how the United States and our partner nations respond to these grave and gathering threats. I commend the Global Tech Security Commission for developing a global strategy for technology security that meets these rising challenges…”

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Robert D. Hormats

Fmr. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth Energy and the Environment

“I am proud to be an honorary co-chair of the GTSC. I greatly appreciate the visionary leadership of my fellow former Under Secretary of State, Keith Krach, as the GTSC engages in the critical and urgent work of developing a global strategy for combating techno-authoritarianism and building ties of technological trust…”

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“Countering the Chinese Communist Party’s techno-authoritarianism by developing and harnessing advanced technology is one of the critical challenges of our time. I am proud to join the nonpartisan Global Tech Security Commission as an honorary co-chair to work to address this challenge…”

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Representative Mike McCaul

(R-TX 10th District)

“Technology will determine whether America remains a leading superpower or is eclipsed by authoritarians, like the Chinese Communist Party. It is essential for the United States to lead in technology modernization in critical sectors and protect the know-how, manufacturing capability, and capital for these vital technologies from supporting our rivals…”

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26th U.S. National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General U.S. Army (ret.)

As the authoritarian regime of the Chinese Communist Party is becoming more aggressive and pursues differential advantages over the United States and our allies, it is vital that we develop and apply critical technologies to preserve peace through strength. We must also protect technologies and intellectual property from state-based espionage. I look forward to serving as Honorary Co-Chair of the Global Tech Security Commission and supporting the commission’s noble mission of protecting our nation and our allies and safeguarding freedom through trusted technology.

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“I appreciate the opportunity to join lawmakers from both chambers and both sides of the aisle to serve as an honorary co-chair on the Global Tech Security Commission. As policymakers, our actions are guided by the most up to date and accurate information available, as we look to counter China’s escalating aggression against Taiwan and democracies worldwide, and its expansive influence in our global market…”

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It is critical that the United States sends a powerful message of strength to the global community, especially in the face of global challenges posed by the Chinese Communist Party. I’m looking forward to joining the team at the Global Tech Security Commission to advise efforts to amplify this vital national security message. My work on the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party supports our nation’s critical mission to deter violations of American sovereignty and transnational aggression by the CCP on our soil.

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Representative Lori Trahan

(D-MA 3rd District)

“When focused on protecting civil rights, consumers, and democracy as a whole, advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and biomedical engineering can be used to solve some of the most daunting challenges humanity faces. It is critical that the United States work with our partners and allies to deploy these emerging technologies responsibly, secure our supply chains, and prepare our workforce. Failure to do so will pave the way for Chinese influence that could threaten human rights around the globe.”

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“It’s critical to our national security that we come together to develop solutions to counter the Chinese Communist Party’s technological rise. I’m thrilled to serve alongside fellow lawmakers on the Global Tech Security Commission to ensure we deliver recommendations that can be applied by both our government and allies around the world to ensure democracies maintain a technological edge and safeguards freedom over authoritarian adversaries.”

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“In the 21st century, a top challenge will be countering authoritarian and adversarial governments. It is crucial that we continue to build on American advancement in technology and security and I look forward to working with the Global Tech Security Commission to continue this important work.”

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“I’m honored to serve on the Global Tech Security Commission with my friend Keith Krach, my colleagues in Congress, and other national security leaders. I look forward to working with this Commission on a variety of issues critical to preserving America’s global leadership in science and technology. We have a national security imperative to ensure the United States doesn’t fall behind our adversaries in technological innovation.”

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Fmr U.S. Executive Director, World Bank; Managing Partner, Quad Fund
Commissioner for Financial Technologies (Fintech)

54th Governor of Missouri; President, American Automotive Policy Council
Commissioner for Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Fmr U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and Ecuador
Commissioner for Diplomacy

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
Commissioner for Hypersonics

Fmr Chmn & CEO McCann Worldgroup; Fmr CEO, Weber Shandwick
Commissioner for Media

Fmr. Oracle CFO; Partner, Bessemer Ventures
Commissioner for Venture Investing

Fmr Assistant Secretary of State (Energy Resources)
Commissioner for Clean Energy and Electrical Grids

Fmr Chief of Staff Export-Import Bank; CEO NCSS
Commissioner for Development Finance

Fmr CEO, AT&T Business Solutions; Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Commissioner for Data/Cyber

Longest-Serving Former NASA Administrator (’92 to ’01)
Commissioner for Space Technologies and Systems

Fmr Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
Commissioner for Innovation and IP Protection

Head of Strategy, Strider Technologies; Ret. U.S. Navy Captain;
Commissioner for Economic Security

Founder & CEO, Prism Global; Fmr Head of Global Strategy, MTV Networks
Commissioner for Outbound Investment

CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea; Fmr CEO of Microsoft Korea & GM Korea
Commissioner for South Korea

Fmr US Chief Technology Officer; Fmr Under Secretary of Defense
Commissioner for Logistics

Co-Founder & CEO, Strider Technologies
Commissioner for Military-Civil Fusion

President & Founder, Clarity Design, Inc.
Commissioner for Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics

Former Deputy United States Trade Representative; Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Cloud + AI, Microsoft
Commissioner for Investment Screening

Fmr Special Representative, U.S. State Department, Economic Bureau
Commissioner for Prosperity Partnerships

Fmr Sr. VP of Microsoft; Board of Directors, Opportunity Intl.
Commissioner for Micro-Lending

Fmr Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Industry & Analysis, International Trade Administration
Commissioner for Export Controls

Chairman & CEO, J.H. Whitney Investment Management; Fmr Exec Partner JP Morgan
Commissioner for Board Strategy

Frm Sr. Director, NSC; Frm Chairman U.S.-China Economic & Security Commission
Commissioner for Capital Markets

Fmr Director of Strategy & Solutions, U.S. Dept of State; Founding Partner, Crimstone Partners
Commissioner for Supply Chains

Fmr Indian Ambassador to US
Commissioner for India

UK Parliament, Leader of the Conservative Party
Commissioner for United Kingdom

Ret. General USAF; Founder and CEO,
Commissioner for 5G and 6G

Fmr Chief Data Officer, USSOCOM, US DOD; Sr Counselor, Palantir
Commissioner for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Ret. General USAF; Fmr Assistant Secretary of State (Asia)
Commissioner for Defense

Principal, Brentwood Advisory Group; Former President and CEO, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB); Former CMO, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
Commissioner for Education

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

Minister of Digital Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Commissioner for Taiwan

Fmr Assistant Director for Quantum Information Science and founding Director of the National Quantum Coordination Office, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Commissioner for Quantum and Advanced Computing

Sr. EVP, NTT; Frm Vice Minister of METI; Exec Secretary to Prime Ministers Aso & Abe
Commissioner for Japan

Principal China Policy Advisor to U.S. Secy. of State; Professor, U.S. Naval Academy
Commissioner for China Expertise