Timothy Blute serves as director for the National Governors Association (NGA) Future office, where he assists and advises governors and state officials on how emerging technologies will impact government and state economies. This includes identifying the opportunities and challenges associated with technological innovation. Previously, he served as program director for the NGA Center for Best Practices’ Homeland Security and Public Safety Division. He focused on cybersecurity, public safety communications and information sharing. Prior to joining NGA, he was an intelligence analyst in the Counterterrorism Division of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), detailed to the Office of the General Counsel at the National Security Law Branch, and an intern for the US Department of the Treasury. He holds a Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the George Washington University.