Laura Bate is a Senior Director for the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Prior to joining the Commission, she was a policy analyst with the Cybersecurity Initiative at New America. She has written for Foreign Policy, Slate, War on the Rocks, and The National Interest, and has submitted written testimony to Congress on cybersecurity workforce development issues. She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS). Laura received her master's degree from Georgetown University's Security Studies Program where her research focused on the implementation of big data tools in an intelligence environment. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics and international affairs from the University of Colorado - Boulder and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo.
If we are going to make meaningful change on diversity, equity and inclusion in the federal government, we have to understand who already is in the workforce. And we have to understand the dynamics that shape that. What causes people to stay? What causes people to leave?12 August 2021