David Priess ’93 has been named chief operating officer of Washington, D.C.’s Lawfare Institute, known for the prominent Lawfare Blog that focuses on hard national security problems. David served at the CIA during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations as an intelligence officer, manager, and daily intelligence briefer. His private sector management experience in the past 15 years has focused on small organizations in and around the national security arena. He is also a writer and speaker on the presidency, intelligence, and foreign policy. His two books are The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents (2016) and How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives (2018).