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Executive Profile: Frank Strickland, IBM Senior Fellow and Partner

Frank Strickland

Frank B. Strickland is a senior fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government and a partner with IBM’s global business services.

According to his company biography, Strickland is a career intelligence officer with 24 years experience in the CIA‘s senior intelligence service and the U.S. Marine Corps.

During this time, Frank led a number of programs focused on developing innovative solutions and methodologies to measure and analyze mission performance.

Frank was the legislative director for the nation’s largest intelligence program and a member of the CIA’s senior intelligence service. In recognition of Frank’s accomplishments, he was awarded the national intelligence medal of achievement and received the National Reconnaissance Office‘s medals of distinguished and superior service.

Prior to IBM, Strickland co-founded Edge Consulting, a boutique consulting firm that achieved national recognition for pioneering work in the application of operations research methods and IT to quantify the value of intelligence.

Frank helped lead the company from a start-up to year over year growth, culminating in its acquisition by NISC. He was also one of five officers that guided NISC through its acquisition by IBM.

His publications include: It’s Not About Mousetraps – Seven Management Imperatives – Respond to the New Security Environment; The Cyber Underground Economy – Unconventional Thinking for a Fundamentally Different Problem; Assessing the Value of Intelligence: Lessons for Leaders; and Measuring the Value of Information for Operators.

He holds a BA in Business Management, MS in Technology Management, and the CIO University’s Certificate in Federal Executive Competencies.

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