About Me

Lewis ShepherdI’m the Director of Microsoft’s Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments. I’m based in Washington DC, though we have offices in Redmond and the United Kingdom.

I like to write about society, government, and technology. I’m a fairly fuzzy technologist, with an early career in political science both academic and practical – I’ve worked at all levels of government, most recently as a senior executive in the federal government but earlier for the mayors of several major American cities.

I’ve always been an early adopter of information technologies, and moved to Palo Alto in 1984, spending the next two decades working in and around Silicon Valley. After the 9/11 attacks, I focused on technologies to support the Intelligence Community. In 2003 I accepted an offer to work directly inside the community, becoming Senior Technology Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency. I spent four years participating in a remarkable period of innovation and reform for the intelligence community. Some of our best work focused on information sharing, better analysis, and Web 2.0 capabilities; my group did the early work on well-known projects like Intellipedia and A-Space.

Email me at lewis.shepherd@live.com.

 [Note: The opinions expressed on all my entries are my own, not necessarily those of any federal agency or of Microsoft.  I think we're all happy that way.]

14 Responses

  1. Hi Lewis,

    You’ve got a great blog. I heard about you from Rick and I know someone who knows reshma too..

    Good job… Keep it up

    Cheers
    Olga Lednichenko

  2. Lewis – Thank God I lost …none of this would have happened to you ….. Clint

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  4. Hi,
    Just found you on Twitter and see you’re into Uganda! Good site and blog.

  5. [...] Lewis Shepard, formerly with the Defense Intelligence Agency told Mr. Shachtman why the ability to monitor so many languages is necessary: [...]

  6. And, if we have a 50 year mission, all of Mozilla needs to be looking over the horizon in this way. ,

  7. Lewis,
    I know this is not what you want to do for yourself but I would like to talk to you about Lexipol’s need for a CTO.

    We should know each other for the future.

    Steve Brown
    Director
    BridgeGate
    949 553 9200×224
    steveb@bridgegate.com

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  9. Great work on MS Townhall! Best.

  10. Lewis, I enjoyed meeting you at the CDCA conference, liked your comments, and now like your blog. Nicely done… marv

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  13. I heard you were at MILCOM this week in San Diego. Sorry I missed your presentation.

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