Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow and General Counsel of CNAS Carrie Cordero is well-known.
Her areas of interest in research, writing, and related national and homeland security law and policy problems are challenges to the intelligence community, oversight, transparency, surveillance, and cybersecurity.
She has testified before the US Congress on issues like homeland security reform, legislation governing surveillance, and foreign intervention in democratic institutions.
She has contributed to numerous national publications and websites, including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN.com, The New York Times, Politico, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Defense One, Lawfare, and Just Security.
CNN’s Carrie Cordero Life Story
Outside of CNAS, Carrie Cordero has been a CNN commentator since 2017. In March 2022, Cordero was nominated to the Homeland Security Advisory Council by the Secretary of Homeland Security. The analyst also sits on the Tech, Law & Security Program advisory board at the American University Washington College of Law.
After leaving the government, Cordero worked as the director of national security studies at Georgetown Law, where from 2010 to 2020 she also served as an adjunct professor and taught law.
She also had a private practice where she handled matters relating to surveillance, law enforcement response, privacy, and security.
Cordero earned her BA from Columbia University’s Barnard College and her JD, cum laude, from American University’s Washington College of Law.
Career History of Carrie Cordero
Carrie Cordero began her career in the government, serving as an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, senior associate general counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and counsel to the assistant attorney general for national security.
She managed significant terrorist and counterintelligence investigations at this time and frequently appeared before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
At the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, she devoted a lot of time to developing policies, procedures, and processes for oversight, compliance, and the protection of privacy and civil liberties within the context of government national security investigations and intelligence activities.
She also served as a US attorney’s special assistant.
Husband of Carrie Cordero
Expert on security for CNN Carrie Cordero’s marital status is unknown. However, a few websites claim that she is married to her husband. Though the reports’ authenticity is still in doubt.
The former director of the District of Columbia Bar Association and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/U.S.) also rarely shares anything personal on social media.
The Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow and General Counsel of the Center for a New American Security’s verified Twitter account (@carriecordero) only posts about her job or baseball (CNAS).
Delighted to have joined @jchatterleyCNN and @cnni earlier today to talk about how the hearing from yesterday, Jan. 6, shed light on the pressure campaign aimed at Georgia election officials to produce fictitious votes that just didn’t exist.
It appears that Carrie Cordero values national security and privacy equally.
She is silent on social media about her life outside of work. She hardly ever talks about her family in conversation. In addition, nobody outside of her immediate family even knows who her parents are.
Nevertheless, she is identified in her biography as a baseball parent.