Matt Bailey

Senior Advisor for Democratic Innovation and Technology

Matt Bailey serves as a senior advisor for democratic innovation and technology at NDI, where he works on a broad array of issues ranging from disinformation and cybersecurity to civic technology and municipal innovation.

Prior to joining NDI, Matt was a civil servant in the Office of the United States Chief Information Officer under two presidents. While at the White House, Matt was part of the teams that launched the first-ever U.S. government-wide open source and legislative data initiatives, led its participation in the Open Government Partnership, and led the chief information officer’s policy team.

Previously, Matt served the city of Washington, D.C., as its first director of technology innovation, launching initiatives to increase civic engagement, adoption of modern software practices, and human-centered design. He was an early employee at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he worked to bridge the agency’s open data and service design strategies. He has also served as a cybersecurity engineer and analyst, a software developer, and was a founder of Code for DC, an affiliate of Code for America. Matt holds a Master of Arts in English Literature from Georgetown University.

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