Bart Bechtel is a veteran CIA officer with over twenty years of experience. He teaches courses in surveillance, counter surveillance, counterintelligence, professional ethics and threat assessment. Mr. Bechtel served as a clandestine operations/counterintelligence officer on deep cover assignments. He is a threat/vulnerability assessor, counterterrorism & surveillance detection instructor. Mr. Bechtel has broad experience in conducting analytical antiterrorism assessments using quantitative methodologies for calculating vulnerabilities and risk associated with terrorist and criminal threats. Mr. Bechtel has taught extensively. He was a lead instructor for the US State Department’s anti-terrorism Surveillance Detection (SD) Team Training Program under contract with SAIC. He trained SD teams in Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia, and Mexico. Previously, Mr. Bechtel was a primary instructor in Terrorist/Criminal Threat Recognition, Observation Skills and Surveillance Detection for the Washoe County, Nevada Sheriff’s Citizen Homeland Security Council. He is also a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. Mr. Bechtel received his BA in History from Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1972 and a MS in Intelligence Management from Henley- Putnam University. He is also a licensed private investigator in Florida and is the Director of Operations and Training for CTC International Group Ltd of West Palm Beach, FL.
Jeff Ahn, MS, a retired special agent from the U.S. Army is currently working as a security manager for the Defense Logistics Agency, handling all facets of security disciplines. Jeff is an adjunct faculty member at three universities teaching criminal justice courses with a concentration on computer crime and technology. Jeff is a participating member of the University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI), which is a national network of homeland security educational programs sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.
Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying. By James M. Olson.
The Corporate Spy: Industrial Espionage and Counterintelligence inthe Multinational Enterprise with Case Studies (Abridged Version) by Edward M. Roche.
Bechtel, Bart and Ahn, Jeffrey. “Book Reviews.” Journal of Strategic Security 1, no. 1 (2008): 77-80.