Stewart Baker practices law at Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. His law practice covers matters such as homeland security, cybersecurity, and data protection. He is the author of Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren’t Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism, and he hosts the weekly Cyberlaw Podcast. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Baker was the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. During 2004 and 2005, Mr. Baker served as General Counsel of the WMD Commission investigating intelligence failures prior to the Iraq war. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Baker was General Counsel of the National Security Agency, where he led NSA and interagency efforts to reform commercial encryption and computer security law and policy. In 1977-78, he was a law clerk to Hon. John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court. He has been awarded one patent.