Dr. Matthew Daniels

Assistant Director for Space Security & Special Projects
The White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP)

Dr. Matthew Daniels is currently the Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for Space Security & Special Projects. His work focuses on U.S. space programs and technology strategy. Earlier he was the DoD’s inaugural Technical Director for AI, overseeing the DoD’s broad artificial intelligence R&D portfolio. He has also served in the Office of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, focusing on long-term issues related to space and AI, and a member of the strategy and plans team for the NASA Administrator, focusing on deep space exploration and development. Outside of the U.S. Government, he has been a Senior Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology and a research affiliate at MIT and Stanford. Matt started as a research engineer at NASA, with work in spacecraft design, stochastic control, and new science missions. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Stanford, a B.A. in physics from Cornell, and was a Fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. He is a recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

Related Sessions

Space Science Track

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


National Cislunar Policy: Strategy, Science, and Security

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm