Lincoln Team

Policy Team

Garret Johnson Lincoln Executive Director

Garrett Johnson

Executive Director

Garrett Johnson is a co-founder and executive director of the Lincoln Network. He also co-founded, a venture-backed YCombinator startup launched in 2011. He served as professional staff to the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where his oversight portfolio included Afghanistan, Pakistan and Haiti. Originally from Florida, Garrett holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and was the two-time NCAA Shot Put champion. He also read for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford, England as a Rhodes Scholar. Garrett currently lives in San Jose, CA.

Zach Graves

Head of Policy

Zach Graves is the head of policy at Lincoln Network, where he manages the policy and programming team. His research and advocacy focuses on the intersection of technology and governance issues, including work to strengthen science and technology expertise and capacity in Congress. Before joining Lincoln, he was director of the R Street Institute’s technology and innovation policy program, where he remains an associate fellow. Prior to that, he worked at the Cato Institute.

He is currently a visiting fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He is also a contributing editor at American Purpose magazine. Additionally, he is part of the Washington Post’s Technology 202 Network. In 2018-2019, he was a Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Harvard Ash Center.

He holds a master’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis. Zach is married and lives in Washington, DC.

Grace Meyer

Head of Development

Grace Meyer is head of development at the Lincoln Network where she works to identify and cultivate relationships with supporters of Lincoln’s mission. Prior to joining Lincoln, Grace worked at the Cato Institute on their fundraising team. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College, where she studied politics and business administration. Grace is originally from Michigan and currently lives with her husband in Washington, DC.

Dan Lips

VP for National Security and Oversight

Dan Lips is Vice President for National Security and Government Oversight at Lincoln Network, focusing on research and advocacy at the intersection of technology, oversight, and national security. He also assists with managing the policy team. Prior to Lincoln, from 2011 to 2019, Dan worked on the staff of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, including serving as the majority staff’s homeland security policy director. His legislative accomplishments include bipartisan legislation to modernize federal information security management and to authorize the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity programs. He also focused on Congressional oversight and served on the staff of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He was the lead staff author of former Sen. Tom Coburn’s final oversight report: A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Missions and Performance, which was featured on 60 Minutes. He also led a bipartisan investigation into how the U.S. immigration system encourages child marriages, which received global coverage in 2019. 

Before working on Capitol Hill, Dan served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, focusing on cybersecurity and intelligence. From 2000 to 2010, he worked for federal and state think tanks, concentrating primarily on education policy, including serving as a senior policy analyst with the Heritage Foundation. He testified before the House of Representatives in 2007 on improving educational opportunities for foster children. His research has been cited by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He has served as a member of the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He was a 2018-19 Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy. He is a visiting fellow with the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.  

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Politics from Princeton University and his master’s degree in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics. 

Marshall Kosloff

Director of Outreach and Media

Marshall Kosloff is the Director of Outreach and Media for the Lincoln Network, and co-hosts The Realignment podcast. Before Lincoln, he was a researcher on PBS’s Firing Line with Margaret Hoover and participated in the Public Interest Fellowship. He is also a Media Fellow at the Hudson Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon. Marshall lives in New York City.

Lauren Spears

Project Associate

Lauren Spears is a project associate at Lincoln Network, where she assists with events, grants, and other duties. Previously she interned at The Heritage Foundation and in the U.S. Senate for the office of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito. She has a BA in Political Economy from Hillsdale College.

Policy Advisors & Fellows

Reynold Schweickhardt

Senior Advisor

Reynold Schweickhardt is a Senior Advisor for Congressional Modernization with Lincoln Network’s policy team. Previously, he was Senior Technology Advisor at the General Services Administration. Prior to that, he was Strategic Advisor at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, and Director of Technology Policy for the Committee on House Administration. He has also served as Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. GPO, and as an R&D project manager for Hewlett Packard.

Chase Reid

FAS Fellow

Chase Reid is a student at MIT studying economics, political science, and data science. While at MIT, he has sought to create a more politically engaged environment, leading the Public Affairs Committee of the Undergraduate Association and creating the MIT Political Review—a journal for student voices and political discourse. He most recently served as an undergraduate research assistant to Professor John Gruber, investigating long-term care and social insurance in the United States and abroad.

Nathan Uldricks

Senior Advisor

Nathan Uldricks is a Senior Advisor for Management Policy to Lincoln Network’s policy team. He is currently Chief of Staff to the Chief Management Officer at DoD. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Director for Management, as a Senior Advisor for Finance to U.S. OPM, as a Chief of Staff to the CFO and Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor. He has also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, Honeywell, and other firms. He has an MBA from the University of Virginia, a Master’s in Government from Johns Hopkins University, and a BS in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

Philip A. Dursey

Senior Advisor

Philip Dursey is a Senior Advisor for Cyber with Lincoln Network’s Policy Team. He is the Head of Security at a stealth stage security technology startup. He also serves as Security Architect & Advisor at STRATISEC, Managing Director at Keyed Consulting, and Cyber Auxiliarist with the United States Marine Corps. Previously, he worked at AT&T, T-Mobile, E*Trade, and other Fortune 100 firms.

Philip completed his training in Computer Security at Stanford, Systems Engineering at MIT, and IT Systems Analysis at the University of Oxford, where he is currently Technology Director at the Oxford University Strategic Studies Group and is on track to distinction in the MSc in Software and Systems Security program. His areas of focus include cybersecurity and cyber conflict strategy development, active defense and cyber deception, cyber wargaming, and economics of information security.  

Arthur Rizer

Senior Advisor

Arthur Rizer a Senior Advisor for Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties at Lincoln Network. He is a visiting lecturer at University College London, and an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.

Previously, Arthur was director of the R Street Institute’s program on criminal justice and civil liberties. Prior to that, Arthur taught at West Virginia University’s College of Law, and was a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He also served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Justice Department, primarily as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Division. He also served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California and in the civil division. Arthur also served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service and Iraq Campaign medals.

Arthur earned his BA from Pacific Lutheran University; an MA from Georgetown University and his JD, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Command Staff College.