Former U.S. Under Secretary of State Christopher Ford named MITER Fellow

Bedford, Mass., and McLean, Virginia, June 7, 2022—MITER has appointed Christopher Ford, Ph.D., a MITER Fellow, a select group of scientific, engineering, and policy experts who are preeminent in their fields and lead programs that address national and global challenges. Ford will lead MITER’s new strategic competition center. The center draws on MITER’s wide range of tools, skills and talent to support competitive US strategy in an increasingly challenging strategic environment.

“Today’s competitive strategy challenges are increasingly complex and multifaceted, existing in all areas, including the military, innovation and economic development,” said Charles Clancy, vice president senior, managing director of MITER Labs and chief futurist. “Chris’ deep expertise in and outside of government will be crucial as he leads the Center for Strategic Competition.”

Ford previously served as Distinguished Policy Advisor at MITER, having previously served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, also serving as Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security. Prior to the State Department, he served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counterproliferation at the National Security Council.

A former intelligence officer in the Naval Reserve and a senior executive on five different Senate committees, he also served as the United States Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Ford is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, and a Rhodes Scholar from the University of Oxford.

MITER Fellows have diverse and exceptional talents that enable us to have an impact on a national scale. Their expertise covers a range of fields, including quantum, health policy and aerospace. The MITER Fellows program has a history of deeply impactful work for the nation and the world, including Global Positioning System and Adaptive Signal Processing.

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