Co-founder and President

Bishop Garrison, Jr. is a graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point and an Operation Iraqi Freedom Army veteran.

He served in multiple national security positions in the Obama Administration to include Advisor to the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These efforts included serving as the Executive Director of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee as well as a role as Deputy Lead on a TSA Blue Ribbon Panel that reviewed the airline passenger screening system. Following his time in the Administration, he served as the Deputy Foreign Policy Adviser on the Presidential campaign of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Along with two Bronze Stars, a Combat Action Badge, and a Meritorious Service Medal, Bishop’s civilian accolades include participation as a member of the Obama Administration’s National Security Leadership Workshop. Bishop is also a graduate of the College of William and Mary Law School as well as the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s Political Leaders Program at the University of Virginia. Currently, Bishop serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for a Livable World, a non-profit focused on the reduction and elimination of nuclear weapons, as well as the Northern Virginia Regional Advisory Board of the non-profit Urban Alliance.

In 2017, Bishop served as an American Delegate for the American Council on Germany’s Young Leaders Conference in Munich and Berlin as well as a member of Cultivate the Karass Campfire Cohort III. Bishop is also the recipient of 2017 Taylor Revelry “Citizen Lawyer” Award from the College of William and Mary Law School.

Recent Posts

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April 23, 2020
The Dystopian Genre Of Data Collection

President Bishop Garrison takes on current issues of data aggregation, analytics, and privacy. Or, with particular regard to privacy – the lack thereof, in Inkstick Media. Westworld's Big Data could be our unregulated future. HBO’s series “Westworld“ has, for the past two seasons, been one of the most anticipated and acclaimed television shows in recent […]

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April 21, 2020
Redefining Critical Infrastructure and Essential Workers

President Bishop Garrison suggests it's time to redefine critical infrastructure in The Council on Strategic Risks’ “Responsibility to Prepare and Prevent” Blog Series . The recent national health crisis has made clear that the United States must commit to expanding the designation to technical solutions, improved decision making, while simultaneously incorporating our nation’s workers.   […]

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March 16, 2020
Stemming Climate Change Key to Protect the Nation’s Security

Published in Military Times on March 16, Joseph Rainey Center President Bishop Garrison calls on President Trump to heed calls from military leaders and act to limit the carbon pollution that is driving climate change and endangering our security. Mr. Garrison cites a new report from the nonpartisan security policy institute, Center for Climate and Security […]

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