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Ronald A. Marks serves as the Chair of the Intelligence program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School.
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 management-consulting partnership he led for five years focusing on investment, mergers and acquisition, and management strategies for the complex national security marketplace.
In 2011, Ron was picked to be Director of Battelle Memorial Institute’s Cyber Doctrine Program where he worked to delineate a United States Government Cyber Doctrine that frames the uses and limits of America’s cyber activities both domestically and internationally. This effort resulted in the well received 2012 Battelle report, “#Cyber-Doc–No Borders-No Boundaries.”
Since leaving government, Ron has been a successful senior defense contractor and a software executive. After leading national security business ventures at SAIC and SRA, Ron was picked to re-open British Telecom’s Federal Practice. He was then hired to re-establish the Washington, D.C. office of OXFORD ANALYTICA, a UK based international consultancy firm and led it for six years.
Besides sitting on several corporate boards, Ron is also on the Board of Directors of The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and The Board of Management of the Cosmos Club. He has been a Standing Committee Member of the CSIS’s Transnational Threats Initiative for the past 20 years.
Formerly, Ron taught at the John Hopkins’ Krieger School, the National Defense University, and The George Washington University. Ron is also a Senior Instructor with The Intelligence And Security Academy lecturing on the process of national security budgeting and intelligence community structure.
He is the author of Spying in America in the Post 9/11 World: Domestic Threat and the Need for Change.
Recent Publications & News
The Next-Generation DNI (The Cipher Brief) Feb 26, 2017
WATCH: The Federal Beat – Cyber Edition (Government Matters) Oct 16, 2016
WATCH: Special Forces in Cold War Berlin (C-Span) June 1, 2016
WATCH: Spying in America Apr 3, 2016