Lauren Bedula is a Managing Director at Beacon Global Strategies and leads the firm’s National Security Technology Practice.
Ms. Bedula currently serves as Chair of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) Technology and Innovation Council and on the Executive Board of Directors at the Silicon Valley Defense Group. She is a Senior Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and serves on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group.
Prior to joining Beacon, Ms. Bedula served as the Director for Policy, Emerging Threats at BENS, a national, nonprofit organization of senior executives who apply best business practice solutions to national security challenges. Ms. Bedula oversaw the domestic intelligence and counter threat finance portfolios, working closely with federal, state and local law enforcement, the Department of Defense, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Department of Homeland Security.
Previously, Ms. Bedula worked as a research analyst for a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. She also previously worked as a Research Associate for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
Ms. Bedula previously served on the Board of Directors for the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and as a Fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.
Ms. Bedula graduated from the American University, with a double major in Public Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies C.L.E.G.: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government.