Daniel Correa
Science and Technology Policy,
Law and Economics

Daniel Correa is Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of American Scientists, where he leads the organization and its commitment to advancing science and technology policy. As CEO, Daniel works to build on FAS’ proud history advocating for nuclear weapons transparency, broadening the organization’s portfolio to encompass all of science policymaking and working to ensure that the best scientists and technologists are involved in designing and implementing public policy.

Prior to serving as FAS CEO, Daniel founded the Day One Project, a nonpartisan initiative focused on developing new ideas across science and technology policy. As Director of the Day One Project, Daniel built a team focused on developing and implementing new ideas in science and technology policy and supporting scientists and technologists to serve in government.

Prior to that work, Daniel led the Technology and Public Policy Project at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute, an initiative to enlist leading technical and policy experts to develop actionable policy proposals across a range of cutting-edge international and domestic science and technology issues. In 2017, he established the Federal Innovation Council as an initiative of the Partnership for Public Service, and built it into a platform for senior government officials to forge a more innovative, effective, technologically-driven government.

He previously helped shape science and technology policy for the Obama Administration for four years, serving as Assistant Director for Innovation Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. At the White House, Daniel developed the Administration’s innovation strategy and led government-wide science and technology initiatives that invested hundreds of millions of dollars in government innovation, R&D commercialization, civic technology, entrepreneurship, and more.

Prior to joining the White House, Daniel was the first employee at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank, where he led development of technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation policy.

He has held the position of Kauffman Fellow in Law, Economics and Entrepreneurship at Yale Law School. 

He received a law degree from Yale Law School, a master’s degree in economics from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.