John J. Dziak

Former Senior Intelligence Officer and Executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Defense Intelligence Agency

Dr. Dziak is co-founder and President of Dziak Group, Inc., a consulting firm in the fields of intelligence, counterintelligence, counter-deception, national security affairs, and technology transfer. His clients are found in industry, the Intelligence Community, and the Department of Defense.  

He is a Distinguished Fellow in Intelligence Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council.  Dr. Dziak also is a Senior Fellow at the International Assessment & Strategy Center for counterintelligence, terrorism, and strategic deception issues. 

He has served five decades as a company President and as a senior intelligence officer (SES-4) and executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and in the Defense Intelligence Agency, with long experience in weapons proliferation intelligence, counterintelligence, hostile deception, strategic intelligence, and intelligence education. 

Dr. Dziak received his honors Ph.D. from Georgetown University, is a graduate of the National War College, and is a recipient of numerous defense and intelligence awards and citations.  He was the co-developer and first director of the Masters Degree Program in Strategic Intelligence at the Defense Intelligence School, the original predecessor to the current National Intelligence University.  He has taught graduate courses at the Institute of World Politics, the National War College, Georgetown University, and The George Washington University; and lectures on intelligence, military affairs, and security issues throughout the US and abroad.  

Dr. Dziak is the author of the award-winning Chekisty: A History of the KGB, numerous other books, articles, and monographs, including The Military Relationship Between China and Russia, and is currently preparing a study on foreign counterintelligence systems, as well as other works on intelligence and national security issues.