Charlottesville, VA – March 28, 2017: SHINE Systems & Technologies Board of Advisors Member and former CIA Chief, Mark Kelton, published an article titled The Man in the Kremlin Must Be Smiling” on The Cipher Brief, a digital, security-based conversation platform and website that connects the private sector with the world’s leading security experts. His commentary focuses on analyzing the current situation with The Kremlin, Vladimir Putin, and the White House administration from an intelligence expert’s vantage point.

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Mark Kelton

Mark Kelton


Mark Kelton is a retired senior Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) executive with 34 years of experience in intelligence operations. He concluded his career as Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence (DDNCS/CI), one of the most senior ranking positions in the Clandestine Service. Directing CIA’s counterintelligence and counterespionage programs, Mr. Kelton led the team that protected the nation’s most closely guarded secrets. Mr. Kelton has comprehensive expertise in the detection of insider threats, assessments of counterintelligence risk, and crisis management. Mr. Kelton’s career included sixteen years of overseas service, to include four assignments in key CIA field leadership positions.


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