WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald Marks, Professor and Chair of the Intelligence Program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School, is presenting today at the Conrad Foundation's Spirit of Innovation Summit on his life and career as a U.S. Intelligence Officer.
The Spirit of Innovation Summit will take place Wednesday, April 26 through Saturday, April 29 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Summit honors finalists from the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, an annual competition that brings together young innovators and entrepreneurs to develop tangible solutions in the areas of aerospace, cybersecurity, energy, and health.
"The Summit brings together an array of experts in the cybersecurity and government industries, so to be asked to talk about my background in intelligence and technology is truly a great honor," said Marks. "As a software executive, I am looking forward to guiding discussions on how to develop innovative, 21st-century technologies that advance our cyber processes in both the business and intelligence communities."
At the Summit, Marks will speak on his 33-year career in the U.S. national security community. A former CIA official, Marks was a clandestine service officer and a Senate Liaison for five different CIA Directors. He joined the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security in 2016 as the Chair of the Intelligence Program and Professor of Intelligence Studies.
Prior to joining the Daniel Morgan Graduate School, Marks was President of Intelligence Enterprises, a management-consulting group focusing on the national security marketplace. He was also the Director of Battelle Memorial Institute's Cyber Doctrine Program where he created a doctrine that frames the uses and limits of America's cyber activities. Marks currently serves on the Board of Directors at The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and has been a Standing Committee Member of the Center for Strategic & International Studies' Transnational Threats Initiative for the past 20 years.
A well-respected thought-leader in the intelligence and cybersecurity community, Marks has appeared on NBC Nightly News and MSNBC, among countless other radio programs and talk shows. His remarks on various intelligence and security matters have been published in The Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor and The National Journal.
Marks is also the author of Spying in America in the Post 9/11 World: Domestic Threat and the Need for Change, a book that questions the legalities of U.S. domestic intelligence collection in the age of the Internet.
"Daniel Morgan Graduate School has given me a tremendous opportunity to pass along my experience to those just embarking on their careers in the intelligence field," Marks said. "I appreciate the chance to represent the school at such a respected event as Daniel Morgan continues to gain prominence on a national stage."
Marks earned his Bachelors in Business Administration and Economics from Lewis & Clark College and his Master in Economics from the University of Oregon.
About Daniel Morgan Graduate School:
Established in 2014, the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security is a Washington DC-based, non-profit graduate school established to accelerate the education, hands-on experience and research competencies of aspiring men and women committed to serving in the US national security community. With an experienced faculty and a crafted curriculum, DMGS seeks to become the leading institution to educate and train graduates to fulfill the future leadership required to meet the expectations of the national security community in the years to come.
SOURCE Daniel Morgan Graduate School