David G. Delaney joined the Maurer faculty and Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research staff in 2013 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he served from 2004 as an attorney advisor and then deputy associate general counsel. At DHS, Delaney provided legal advice to senior DHS leaders and their staffs on constitutional, statutory, regulatory, and international law on issues involving cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, and intelligence matters. He also coordinated the cybersecurity efforts of DHS with the Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and the intelligence community.
Before joining DHS, Delaney served in the U.S. Army as a platoon leader, battalion staff officer, and company commander in the military police, including overseas deployments in Germany and Bosnia. Delaney graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, received his law degree from Boston College Law School, and earned a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.