Mark Hagerott

Mark Hagerott, CAPT, USN (Ret), was a fellow in New America's Cybersecurity Initiative. He is the chancellor of the North Dakota University System, a multiple campus university system, holds joint academic appointments (nontenure) in both humanities and engineering schools, and is a New America Cybersecurity fellow. North Dakota is home to one of the largest and earliest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified test centers for unmanned air systems, part of an integrated university-based research program that includes two major U.S. Air Force bases in the state. In 2014−15 he served as the panel co-lead for battlespace awareness in the Defense Science Board Summer Study of Autonomy. Prior to his move to the Dakotas he served as the Deputy Director and Distinguished Professor of Cyber Operations and Policy at the Center for Cyber Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy. Previously, Hagerott spent many years in the Navy as a nuclear engineer and ship commander, and also served as a White House fellow and held posts in strategy and programs in the Pentagon. Hagerott has received numerous awards for his work and is widely published in various news outlets. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds an MA in Economics and Politics from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Hagerott also earned a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Maryland.