Michael Jacob

Biosecurity Fellow,
Executive Branch Track 

Michael Jacob is an Executive Branch fellow focusing on AI and biosecurity challenges.


He began his career at the National Security Agency as an intelligence analyst in the area of nuclear counterproliferation. Mike has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company supporting public and private organizations in improving their governance and finance functions. Most recently, he worked at the MITRE Corporation, leading a MITRE Labs department that supports government sponsors in Geospatial Analytics R&D. Mike is currently a visiting fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks, researching export controls and their ability to mitigate converged AI and bio risks. He received a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.