Robert G. Sheldon

Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Technology Policy Program
Associated Programs: Technology Policy Program

Robert Sheldon is head of Technology Strategy for Public Sector at CrowdStrike. In that capacity, he covers federal, state, and local government programs, policies, and initiatives, as well as partnerships for the CrowdStrike Foundation. In addition, he is an adjunct fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Previously, he was policy director for Emerging Threats at Business Executives for National Security, a membership-driven think tank. From 2013 to 2014, he was a Mike Mansfield Fellow in Tokyo, where he was detailed to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, and the National Diet. In those placements, he worked on a variety of Japanese cybersecurity policy issues and U.S.-Japan cybersecurity cooperation. Earlier, he was senior policy analyst for military and security affairs at the congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, where he led a team of analysts and focused on China's cybersecurity, telecommunications, and technology policies. Mr. Sheldon holds an M.A. in security policy studies from the George Washington University and a B.S. in computer forensics from Champlain College.