Miles Taylor is a national security expert, author, and democracy-reform leader. Miles served in a variety of government posts, including as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as an aide on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and at the Pentagon. In the private sector, he was the Head of Advanced Technology and Security Strategy at Google, driving policy on issues ranging from artificial intelligence to quantum computing.

Today he advises some of the most innovative companies in the United States focused on frontier technologies and U.S. national interests.

In 2018, Miles published an “Anonymous” essay in The New York Times, blowing the whistle on presidential misconduct. He later released the #1 bestseller A Warning, revealed himself to be the author, and launched a campaign of ex-officials to oppose Donald Trump’s reelection. They ended up being the largest group of former presidential appointees in U.S. history to turn against a president who appointed them.

Miles has advised an array of civic groups. He co-founded The Future U.S. policy studio in Washington, D.C. to prepare policymakers for coming technology disruptions.; co-founded Forward to help elect more independent candidates across the country; and created the Washington Leadership Academy, a four-year high school named one of America’s top 10 “Super Schools.” He also teaches on public policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Miles’ most recent book is the New York Times bestseller Blowback. He is also the host of iHeart Radio’s The Whistleblowers podcast, a former CNN Contributor, a regular commentator on MSNBC and BBC, and has published articles in The Washington Post, TIME, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Economist, and more. He received his M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar and Truman Scholar.