Maurice Turner is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. Turner brings a unique mix of formal education and practical work experience in technology and local, regional, and national policy to the fellowship program. After earning a bachelor's in political science from Cal State Fullerton, he went on to earn a master’s in public administration from the University of Southern California focusing on emerging communication technologies, privacy, and civic engagement, and recently completed a graduate certificate in cybersecurity strategy at Georgetown University.
Nearly a decade of municipal management experience is complemented by numerous private-sector technology positions, fellowships, and internships. As a TechCongress Congressional Innovation Fellow, he recently served the Republican staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (reporting to Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson) supporting on cybersecurity issues. His previous employers include the City of Newport Beach, EarthLink Municipal Networks, Center for Democracy and Technology, Coro Foundation, United Medical Center Hospital, U.S. Department of Transportation, and Apple. Turner has been a technology enthusiast for over 30 years and is committed to leveraging new technologies to increase government effectiveness and community engagement.