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David G. Delaney joined CHHS in 2016. In his academic appointments he has taught courses in international law, national and homeland security law, cybersecurity law and policy, intelligence law, and national security advocacy. During a three-year appointment at Indiana University he taught at the Maurer School of Law and School of Public and Environmental Affairs while also serving as deputy director and senior fellow of Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. He remains a faculty affiliate of the Ostrom Workshop and its Program on Governance of the Internet and Cybersecurity. David holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
David takes an interdisciplinary approach to his scholarly work. Recent projects address the Fourth Amendment in cyberspace and behavioral public choice as a theoretical lens on U.S. and transnational security decisions. He has also formed numerous interdisciplinary research teams to address leadership, ethics, and cybersecurity challenges confronting public and private communities. He writes for scholarly and professional communities in a variety of publications, including Notre Dame’s Journal of Legislation, the Stanford Law Review Online, Jurist, and the ABA Journal.
David joined the Center following a 15-year career in government. As deputy associate general counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security he advised senior officials and coordinated legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, law enforcement, and intelligence programs with other federal agencies, the White House, and Congress. Before that he served as a law clerk to Judge James E. Baker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. As an Army military police officer from 1994 to 1999 he served in command and staff positions in the United States, Germany, and Bosnia.