Michael Allen served as the Majority Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) from 2011-2013. Under Chairman Mike Rogers' (R-MI) direction, the HPSCI restored the process of an annual intelligence authorization bill to fund and give direction to the seventeen elements of the intelligence community, enacting measures for fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013. The HPSCI also led the House of Representatives' consideration of cyber security legislation, passing the Cyber Information Sharing Protection Act (CISPA) with bipartisan majorities in 2012 and 2013. Prior to joining the HPSCI, he was director for the Bipartisan Policy Center's successor to the 9/11 Commission, the National Security Preparedness Group, co-chaired by former Congressman Lee Hamilton and former Governor Tom Kean. Mr. Allen currently serves as a Founder and Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies, a strategic advisory firm specializing in International policy, defense, cyber, intelligence, and homeland security.