Jon Bateman is a fellow in the Cyber Policy Initiative of the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously held technology and strategy roles at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Bateman most recently was special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. He led strategic analysis within the Chairman’s internal think tank, including assessments of the technology industry, geopolitical competition, arms control, and military education. Bateman was also the first civilian speechwriter to the Chairman, shaping engagements with global leaders and audiences.
Bateman previously served as director for Cyber Strategy Implementation in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. He developed the first comprehensive policy for military cyber operations, and helped to establish a unified Cyber Command. Bateman co-founded the central oversight element for all defense cyber activities, the secretary’s Principal Cyber Advisor Staff.
An intelligence officer by training, Bateman was senior intelligence analyst for Iran at the Defense Intelligence Agency. As the agency’s senior expert on Iranian cyber forces, nuclear policy, and political-military leadership, he led a team that produced strategic assessments for the White House and the Pentagon during an era of bilateral upheaval.
Bateman is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD) and Johns Hopkins University (BA).