Angela Ponmakha

Angela Ponmakha is the Vice President and Chief of Staff of the Special Competitive Studies Project. Prior to joining SCSP, Angela served as the Director of Operations and Designated Federal Officer for the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. During her role at NSCAI, she ensured the Commission was in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Prior to joining NSCAI as its third staff member, she served as the Chief of Staff for the Defense Innovation Unit. Over her 20+ career, Ms. Ponmakha has served in various government and private sector positions, leading organizational management and operations staff.