Tim & James

About the Authors:

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Timothy W. Coleman graduated with his MPIA with a major in Security and Intelligence Studies in 2009. While at GSPIA, Tim was also a Research Associate at the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies where he focused on technology adoption strategies by violent non-state actors and terrorist groups.

He co-founded two security technology startup firms, one of which was selected as Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Most Brilliant Companies.”

Tim started off on Capitol Hill, worked on a successful U.S. Senate campaign, and subsequently joined a full-service, technology marketing communications firm. He was an intelligence analyst for a DC-based service providing global intelligence and forecasting from former CIA, U.S. intelligence and national security officers. Currently, he is the Editor-at-Large for Homeland Security Today.

Tim completed his B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. in Finance from Barry University, a Graduate Studies Program from Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Center, and a Master’s of Public and International Affairs with a major in Security and Intelligence Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

Tim’s work has appeared in The Washington Times, Forbes, The Washington Post and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin,among other publications of national and international readership.


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James R. Lint served in the United States military for over 20 years, in both the US Marine Corps (7 years) and US Army (14 years). He spent three years in Marine Infantry, four years as a Marine Counterintelligence specialist, and nearly 15 years as an Army Counterintelligence Special Agent. Lint has expertise in counterintelligence, cyber intelligence, security, information assurance, terrorism studies, counterterrorism, human intelligence collection and low-intensity conflict.

Previously, Lint served as Deputy Director for Safeguards & Security, Office of Science, at the Department of Energy. And prior to that, he served at the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis, where he was initially the lead cyber intelligence analyst and later the Chief of the Collection Analysis Team.

His military assignments include Korea, Germany, and Cuba, in addition to numerous CONUS locations. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at American Military University.


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