Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei meets with Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force commanders and Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force officers at the Imam Khomeini Husayniyya in Tehran, Iran, on February 5, 2024. (Photo by Iranian Leader Press Office / Handout /Anadolu via Getty Images)
David Byrd is a fellow with Hudson Institute's Center for Defense Concepts and Technology. He is an expert in future concept development, data analytics, and the applications of AI to military problems. His research focuses on the evolution of space as a warfighting domain and the implications of new technologies on force design and warfighting concepts.
Prior to joining Hudson, Mr. Byrd supported work developing the technology strategy for Lockheed Martin, where he conducted studies, ran workshops, and performed analysis on the evolving military environment.
Before Lockheed Martin, he was an analyst at the Office of Net Technical Assessment within the then ASD(R&E). There he performed technical analysis, developed wargames, and ran studies on emerging and potentially disruptive technologies, with a specialty in AI, Autonomy, and Manned-Unmanned Machine Teaming.
Mr. Byrd received his BA in International Studies from American University and his MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.