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Nick Eftimiades


Nicholas Eftimiades is a professor at Penn State University. He teaches in the School of Public Affairs, Homeland Security program.  In 2017, Eftimiades retired from the US Department of Defense. His 34-year government career included employment in CIA as a Technical Operations Officer, Special Agent in the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and as a Senior Intelligence Officer in Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Mr. Eftimiades held positions in analysis, human and technical intelligence collection, and program management. He has been awarded the National Intelligence Council Achievement Award and DIA Director’s Intelligence Award – that agency’s highest recognition of achievement. He distinguished himself numerous times in the senior ranks of the intelligence and defense communities. Follow him on Twitter @neftimiades

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