Timothy Blute

Director, NGA Center For Best Practices

Timothy Blute serves as director for the Center For Best Practices, where he leads a team of policy experts who identify, research and disseminate best practices in state public policy. Previously, he served as program director for the NGA Center for Best Practices’ Homeland Security & Public Safety Division. Blute focused on cybersecurity, public safety communications and information sharing.

Prior to joining NGA, Blute served at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he worked on matters related to surveillance policy, national security law and counterterrorism.

Blute holds a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in International affairs from the George Washington University.