Michael Daniel is the former Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the White House. For four and a half years, Daniel led the development of national and international cybersecurity strategy and policy for the United States and oversaw implementation of those policies; in this capacity, he ensured that the Federal Government was effectively partnering with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, other branches and levels of government, and other nations. Prior to his current position, he spent 17 years at the Office of Management and Budget, where he played a key role in shaping intelligence budgets and resolving major policy issues including cybersecurity. He received a B.A. in public policy from Princeton and an M.A. in public policy from Harvard.