Dr. Robert Clark currently is a consultant performing space systems threat analyses for the US government. He began his career in the Air Force as an electronics warfare officer and an intelligence officer. From 1970-1984, Dr. Clark was a CIA analyst and group chief, working on a range of issues including Soviet radar, communications and electronics warfare systems. Since 1984, he has worked in the private sector, first as President and CEO of Scientific and Technical Analysis Corporation (STAC), where he organized and directed intelligence collection and analysis support efforts and developed new collection and analysis methodologies. While at STAC, he led an evaluation of the future overhead SIGINT architecture. From 1999-2000, Dr. Clark was Group Vice President of BTG, Inc. He participated in developing the DNI's Intelligence Community Officer's Course and served a faculty member from 2001-2008. From 2008-2009 he was the course director of the DNI's Introduction to the Intelligence Community course.
Dr. Clark has previously published Intelligence Analysis: A Target-centric Approach, now in its fourth edition. His second book, Technical Collection of Intelligence, was published in 2010. Another book, Intelligence Collection, was published in 2013. He is co-editor of The 5 Disciplines of Intelligence Collection (2015) and co-author of Target-Centric Network Modeling (2015). Dr. Clark has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, an S.B. from MIT, and a J.D. from the George Washington University. He is a patent attorney and a former Presidential Interchange Executive.