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Jeffrey Ratner

National Security Council, The White House
‎Director for Legislative Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy
Jeff Ratner currently serves as Director for Legislative Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council (NSC) staff.  Mr. Ratner is responsible for crafting legislation and policy related to cybersecurity and engaging with Members of Congress and their staff on various initiatives.  In addition, Mr. Ratner advises the NSC on congressional affairs related to cybersecurity policy and homeland security.
 
Mr. Ratner previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He oversaw and helped to manage several DHS missions, including cybersecurity, the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards program, implementation of EO 13636 and PPD 21, and the Office of Critical Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA).
 
Prior to his service at DHS, Mr. Ratner served as Counsel & Senior Adviser for Cybersecurity to Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ID-CT), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC).  While on the Committee, Mr. Ratner was responsible for overseeing infrastructure protection and cybersecurity issues and was the principal drafter of S. 1546, the first Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act to be reported out of the Committee.  In addition, Mr. Ratner served as the lead Senate staffer for cybersecurity legislation and was one of the principal drafters of S. 3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.
 
Mr. Ratner served as Director of Legal Affairs at the Project on National Security Reform, as a Legislative Aide and Special Assistant to former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), and practiced law for several years at a major law firm in New York City focusing on commercial and media litigation.  He has written articles for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Law Journal, and Huffingtonpost.  Mr. Ratner graduated from Yale University with a B.A. and Fordham University School of Law with a J.D.

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