About the Author
Robert M. Clark is an independent consultant performing space systems threat analyses for the U.S. Intelligence Community. He is also a faculty member of the Intelligence and Security Academy and a professor of intelligence studies at the University of Maryland, University College. Dr. Clark served in the United States Air Force as a SIGINT collector and intelligence officer, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. At the CIA, he held a variety of assignments that involved supporting the collection, processing and exploitation of HUMINT, SIGINT, and IMINT. As the President and CEO of the Scientific and Technical Analysis Corporation, he managed collection programs in the SIGINT, IMINT, and technical collection disciplines. Clark holds an SB from MIT, a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, and a JD from George Washington University. He is a presidential interchange executive, a charter member of the Association of Old Crows, and a patent attorney. Dr. Clark's Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach is now in its fourth edition. His second book, The Technical Collection of Intelligence, was published in 2010. His third book, Intelligence Collection, was published in 2013.