Director, Foreign Malign Influence Center

Jessica Brandt

Jessica Brandt


Jessica Brandt serves as the Director of the Foreign Malign Influence Center (FMIC). She leads the Intelligence Community’s ongoing efforts to identify and assess foreign malign influence as part of a whole-of-government approach to safeguard our democratic institutions and national interests against the hostile actions of foreign governments and non-state actors.


Before leading FMIC, Jessica was policy director for the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative at the Brookings Institution and a fellow in the Foreign Policy program’s Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology. Her research interests and publications focused on foreign interference, digital authoritarianism, and the implications of emerging technologies for liberal democracies.


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