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IC Author and Mitchell Simmons

This article was originally written as research paper by a student at the National Intelligence University. Based on the student’s Intelligence Community affiliation, the student wished to remain anonymous, but through collaboration, the student’s instructor and co-author added to the work and pursued publication so this troubling epidemic could be addressed. Dr. Mitchell E. Simmons, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force (Retired) is the Associate Dean and Program Director in the Anthony G. Oettinger School of Science and Technology Intelligence at the National Intelligence University in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Simmons oversees three departments consisting of five concentrations and he is the Course Director for a graduate level course in Infrastructure Assessment Vulnerability which is part of a Homeland Security Intelligence Certificate program popular with students from the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. Dr. Simmons has almost 30 years of experience in acquisition, engineering, program management, targeting, and vulnerability assessment. His technical expertise includes physical and functional vulnerability of critical infrastructure from traditional and asymmetric threats. Dr. Simmons holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University, a M.S. from Central Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from The Union Institute and University.
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