Matthew Olsen is the Chief Trust and Security Officer at Uber. Before joining the company in September 2018, Mr. Olsen’s distinguished career has included numerous leading government positions spanning issues of law enforcement, national security, and intelligence. Under President Obama, Mr. Olsen served as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) from 2011 to 2014. Previously, from 2010 to 2011, Mr. Olsen was the General Counsel for the National Security Agency (NSA). Prior to his time at NSA, Mr. Olsen served in the Department of Justice from 1992 until 2010, holding a number of leadership roles: first, as a trial attorney in the Department’s Civil Rights Division, then as Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the National Security Section, next as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and acting Assistant Attorney General, then as the Special Counselor to the Attorney General and Executive Director of the Guantanamo Review Task Force. During his time in the Justice Department, Mr. Olsen was also the Special Counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2004 until 2005. Additionally, Mr. Olsen was the president of IronNet Cybersecurity, a company he co-founded; is a national security analyst at ABC News; and teaches at Harvard Law School.
Read some of Mr. Olson's recent work:
The Census Bureau Owes Us Some Peace of Mind – Center for a New American Security, 8/3/18
The Electoral College Is a National Security Threat – Center for a New American Security, 9/20/17
Russia Is Still Waging Cyberwar Against Western Democracy. It’s Time to Push Back. – Center for a New American Security, 5/9/17