Counselor for Technology and Security Policy
As Counselor for Technology and Security Policy at the U.S. Department of State, Joseph Burton works to promote U.S. national policies concerning the continuity and protection of information and communications technology (ICT) services across cable, satellite and cyber networks, while ensuring that evolving technologies are considered during the development of national technology policies. Mr. Burton also serves as Executive Secretary of the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. Previously, Mr. Burton was with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration where he held positions as a Senior Telecommunications Industry Analyst, and as an International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service. As an International Trade Specialist, he counseled U.S. companies on international market entry and promotion strategies and was selected for temporary assignments as head of the Commercial sections at the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Malaysia as a Commercial Officer.