Managing Executive, National Security Analysis
Erin Hahn is the managing executive for the National Security Analysis Department (NSAD) at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and a member of APL’s Principal Professional Staff. She supervises more than one hundred analysts who explore some of the most important questions facing our nation’s senior leaders. Their analyses leverage the technological expertise across APL and consider all aspects of the problem, including the tactical, operational, and strategic effectiveness and feasibility of a solution. Ms. Hahn’s own work focuses on normative and policy issues related to technology development and implementation. Her areas of focus include implementing policy for artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled capabilities and the relationship between ethics and technology.
Ms. Hahn served on the Department of Energy’s Security of Energy Advisory Board and advised the National Security Council AI Commission as a special government expert. She was formerly the associate director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to that, she was an attorney in private practice. Ms. Hahn has a B.A. in philosophy from Salisbury University and a J.D. from the University of Maryland. She also holds a master’s in comparative public policy from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.