Daniel Mabrey has joined the KAPSARC research team. Daniel’s initial research focus will include working on the East Africa energy development and local content. Prior to joining KAPSARC, Daniel was Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Criminal Justice at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, University of New Haven, Connecticut. During the past 7 years he has been the principal investigator on projects for US government agencies and the private sector. Much of this research involved innovative approaches for processing, analyzing, and visualizing large amounts of unstructured and semi-structured data. Over the past two years he has been researching and writing on the intersections of technology, communication, development, and security in Africa, primarily focused on Eastern Africa, from Mozambique to Sudan. Daniel has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Criminal Justice and a PhD in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.