DMGS Chair of Intelligence, Prof. Ronald Marks, was selected and served as Competition Judge for the annual Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Challenge. The two-day event brought together 50 top college teams from around the country to present their solutions to a likely modern day cyber challenge. Teams recommended solutions to judges, who acted in the roles of senior U.S. Government officials. This year’s event focused on the likely breakdown of crucial Blockchain technology, its political and military consequences, and the potential high-level technical and consequent political responses to those problems.


Ronald A. Marks, M.A.

Program Chair

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.