Countering the Chinese Communist Party’s techno-authoritarianism by developing and harnessing advanced technology is one of the critical challenges of our time. I am proud to join the nonpartisan Global Tech Security Commission as an honorary co-chair to work to address this challenge. The Atlantic Council and the Krach Institute are already institutions at the forefront of using security and technology policy to protect the global economy and democracies from techno-authoritarianism.
Since 2017, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has represented the 8th District of Illinois, which includes Chicago’s west and northwest suburbs. He serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Committee on Oversight and Reform, as well as on the Intelligence Committee’s Subcommittee on Strategic Technologies an Advanced Research and Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization & Readiness, where he has authored legislation to strengthen American intelligence and cyber capabilities. Raised in Peoria, Illinois as the child of immigrants, he attended public schools before graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University and with honors from Harvard Law School. Prior to serving in Congress, Congressman Krishnamoorthi served as president of research-oriented small tech businesses in the national security and renewable energy industries, as a Special Assistant Attorney General to help start Illinois’s Public Integrity Unit, and as Illinois Deputy Treasurer.