Dr. Michael J. D. Vermeer is a Physical Scientist at the RAND Corporation. He is a technologist researching science and technology policy in criminal justice, homeland security, and national defense. He is an expert in the cybersecurity risks created by quantum computing and the challenges with broad adoption of post-quantum cryptography. He was previously on the advisory board for the Cybersecurity Moonshot workshop on a Trusted Ecosystem, and he co-leads the Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative, a research partnership identifying technology and policy needs across the criminal justice system. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry.