Is currently a Weizsäcker Fellow at the Bosch Academy in Berlin. She is the former Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Ms. Smith serves as a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where she co-edits “Shadow Government.”
From 2012-2013, she served as the Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States. In addition to advising the Vice President on a wide range of foreign and defense policy issues, she represented him in Cabinet and Deputies level interagency meetings. During March and April of 2013, she served as the Acting National Security Advisor to the Vice President.
Before her post at the White House, she served for three years as the Principal Director for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. In that capacity, Ms. Smith acted as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for all matters falling within the broad spectrum of NATO and European policy.