John Laprise, PhD, studies the history of cyberwarfare and US policy beginning with its Cold War origins in the 1970s. He focuses on how the White House’s use of computers and information technology shapes US national security policy. He has received research grants from the Rockefeller Archive Center and the Hagley Museum and Library. He is a visiting academic at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is currently working on a book chronicling the dawn of the computer era in the White House. Additionally, he has extensive consulting experience in the telecommunications and higher education sectors and works with ictQATAR on a number of ongoing national projects. Laprise received his BA in history and religion as well as a BPhil in interdisciplinary studies from Miami University (Ohio), an MA in war studies from King’s College London, and a PhD in media, technology, and society from Northwestern University. He also received his certificate in Arabic language from the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo.