Strategy, Policy Coordination, and Innovation Executive Director
Meg King is the Executive Director for Strategy, Policy Coordination, and Innovation. Previously, she was Director of the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she led a portfolio of transformational technology projects focused on leveraging North America’s competitive advantages, including analyzing policy challenges and opportunities posed by space-enabled critical infrastructure. King founded the Center’s Technology Labs in 2015, a series of cutting-edge training programs to equip generations of Congressional and Executive branch staff with a better base of technology knowledge.
Prior to the Wilson Center, she was an international manager for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Cooperative Threat Reduction Program. In that role, King developed the strategy for a new program in Sub-Saharan Africa established by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to address major digital and physical security gaps in high-risk facilities.
Until 2011, King was a senior staff member to the Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment. She negotiated introduction of the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act in the House. Key components of that bill became law in 2015. King also shepherded passage of the Reducing Over-classification Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010.
King was named one of the 40 under 40 think tank leaders by the University of Pennsylvania.