Clara Tsao

Chief Technology Officer, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Task Force
Clara Tsao

Chief Technology Officer

Countering Violent Extremism Task Force


Clara Tsao is the Chief Technology Officer at the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Task Force administratively housed at the Department of Homeland Security where she is exploring the importance of the crowdsource community to develop measures to help counter violent extremism online.

She has spent 7 years working in the technology sector across Apple, Sony Playstation, AT&T, Google and Microsoft. Clara’s interests include civic innovation, STEM Education, and counterterrorism.

Clara was a Director for the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee and the former Executive Director and co-founder of the world’s largest simultaneous app-challenge, the Congressional App Challenge.