John J. Dziak, Ph.D
Senior Fellow, Counterintelligence and Strategic Technology

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John Dziak leads IASC’s work on technology security, strategic denial and deception and countermeasures. He has served over three decades as a senior intelligence officer and executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and in the Defense Intelligence Agency, with long experience in weapons proliferation intelligence, counterintelligence, strategic intelligence, global countermeasures and intelligence education.

Dr. Dziak is a leading expert in sensitive program management and has worked in cabinet and sub-cabinet groups on a wide range of intelligence and security measures. He has served as DIA representative to DCI-led major espionage damage assessments, with special emphasis on U.S. critical technologies; and, was U.S. representative to senior-level allied intelligence groups concerned with homeland defense and special operations.

Dr. Dziak received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University, is a graduate of the National War College, and is the recipient of numerous defense and intelligence awards and citations from DOD, DIA, CIA and the Director of National Intelligence. He is also a professor at the Institute of World Politics where he teaches graduate courses on intelligence, has taught at the National War College, Georgetown and George Washington Universities, and lectures on intelligence and foreign affairs for the CIA and DNI, and throughout the US and abroad.

He is the author of the award-winning, Chekisty: A History of the KGB (1987), numerous other books, articles, and monographs, the most recent of which is The Military Relationship Between China and Russia, 1995 – 2002 (2002), and is currently preparing a book on counterintelligence. Dr. Dziak is fluent in Russian.

Dr. Dziak is co-founder and President of Dziak Group, Inc., a consulting firm in the fields of technology transfer, intelligence, counterintelligence and security, and national security affairs with clients in industry and the Intelligence Community. Dr. Dziak is an Adjunct Professor at the National Defense Intelligence College.

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