Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) hosted a noontime forum on April 3 with former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers . In that role, Rogers oversaw the $70 billion U.S. Intelligence Community.  The former Congressman is a prominent leader on cybersecurity shepherding multiple cyber-related bills through Congress and becoming a sought-after expert on cyber policy.

In his presentation, Rogers expressed strong concern over Russia’s use of its increasingly powerful cyber capabilities to politically disrupt different countries; most recently the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.  Rogers noted China was rapidly approaching the same level of sophistication as Moscow with emphasis on capturing U.S. defense and industrial secrets.

The former Congressman laid out his vision for a more effective U.S. response to cyber provocations including expanding cooperation between the U.S. government and the private sector and “hacking back” hackers.

DMGS was delighted to host former Congressman Rogers and appreciated his insightful comments on today’s challenging world of cyber security.

National Security Lecture Series at DMGS

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School Lecture Series is specifically designed to bring together speakers with divergent opinions on national security with the goal of enabling the public to engage in robust and informed discussions. It has hosted some of the most distinguished and influential leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of the national security community. These members of the national security community have provided our students, faculty, and guests with first-rate analysis of some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Daniel Morgan Graduate School will continue to host speakers who can help prepare the next generation of leaders, scholars and, practitioners to develop actionable solutions to global and domestic security challenges.


Ronald A. Marks, M.A.

Ronald A. Marks is currently the Chair of the Intelligence program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS).

Ronald “Ron” Marks is a 33-year veteran of the U.S. national security community. A former CIA official, Ron was a clandestine service officer and a Senate Liaison for five DCIs. He went on to serve on Capitol Hill as Intelligence Counsel to Senate Majority Leaders Robert Dole and Trent Lott. Ron maintains his involvement with intelligence matters as a member of various Intelligence Community advisory groups.

Marks was President of Intelligence Enterprises, LLC, a privately held national security management-consulting firm. He also headed the DC office of Oxford Analytics, a nationally recognized analytical, strategic, and consuling firm.

He is the author of Spying in America in the Post 9/11 World: Domestic Threat and the Need for Change.