Ronald Marks, Adjunct Faculty
Ronald “Ron” Marks is a veteran of the U.S. national security community. A former CIA official, he was a clandestine service officer and a Senate Liaison who went on to serve on Capitol Hill as Intelligence Counsel to Senate Majority Leaders Robert Dole and Trent Lott. Since leaving the government, he has been a successful senior defense contractor and 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.
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 to frame the uses of America’s cyber capabilities both domestically and internationally. This effort resulted in the well-received 2012 Battelle report, “#Cyber-Doc: No Borders-No Boundaries.” He is currently President of Intelligence Enterprises, LLC, a privately held management-consulting partnership that focuses on investment, mergers and acquisition, and management strategies for the complex national security marketplace.
Ron maintains his involvement with intelligence matters as a member of various Intelligence Community advisory groups. He is also on the Board of Directors of The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and has been a Standing Committee Member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Transnational Threats Initiative for the past 20 years.
Ron is an author of Spying in America in the Post 9/11 World: Domestic Threat and the Need for Change, a book that focuses on the challenges and legalities of U.S. domestic intelligence collection in the Internet age.
He received his Bachelors in Business Administration and Economics from Lewis and Clark College in 1978. He went on to the study at the Northwestern School of Law and took his Masters in Economics at the University of Oregon in 1982.