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The Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) provides the Department with a continuing source of independent insight, advice, and innovation on all aspects of arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, outer space, critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, the national security aspects of emerging technologies, international security, and related aspects of public diplomacy. The ISAB is sponsored and overseen by the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Bonnie D. Jenkins. The Board provides its recommendations to the Secretary of State through the Under Secretary. Board members reflect a balance of backgrounds, points-of-view, and demographic diversity and include a wide variety of scientific, technology, military, diplomatic, and political backgrounds. The Board meets in a plenary session two or more times per year.

The ISAB is established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. Appendix. For more information on the FACA go to the General Services Administration website.

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ISAB Plenary Meeting, 18 October 2022
Front row, L-R: Julie Fischer, Jon Wolfstahl, Laura Kennedy, Eboni Haynes, Under Secretary of State Bonnie Jenkins, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Shirley Ann Jackson, ISAB Vice Chair Sherri Goodman, ISAB Chair Edwin Dorn, Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Heather Williams, Susan Koch. Back row, L-R: Edward Levine, Gregory Hall, James Goldgeier, Paul Walker, Lyric Thompson, Eric Rosenbach, Daniel Byman, Jamie Morin, Ian Simon

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