Jeff Moon is Vice President of Asia-Pacific Policy and Government Affairs for Cisco Systems, Inc., the global leader in networking for the Internet. He is responsible for developing Cisco’s public policy agenda and managing government affairs activities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He focuses on encouraging governments in the region to implement policies that promote technology adoption and drive economic development to benefit their citizens. He recently relocated to Cisco’s Silicon Valley headquarters after completing a three-year assignment in the company’s Beijing, China office.
Jeff joined Cisco in 2009 after a 21-year career as an American diplomat with the U.S. State Department. During the Obama and Bush administrations, he served in the White House as Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Security Council. He served overseas most recently as Acting Ambassador (Charge D'Affaires) at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal and previously as Principal Officer (Consul General) at the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu, China. He completed other assignments in China, Thailand and Guatemala, and on the China desk in Washington. Early in his career, he graduated from the U.S. State Department’s intensive, two-year Chinese language program in Washington, D.C. and Taipei.
Many of his State Department assignments focused on information technology. He supervised the Information Resources Management staff directly serving the Office of the Secretary of State, covered East Asia telecommunications issues in the Office of Communications and International Policy, and managed an exchange program for IT experts in the International Information Programs Bureau. In 2006, he received the State Department's annual award for Technology Innovation for proposing and implementing a collaborative, wiki-based environment for managing international crises during his tenure as Director of the Crisis Management Staff.
Before joining the State Department, Jeff was an attorney in Washington, D.C. with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University (B.A. History; Phi Beta Kappa), the University of Maryland (M.S. Information Technology; Federal CIO Certification) and Columbia Law School (J.D.).
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