James Mulvenon

Chairman of the Board
Board Member James Mulvenon

James Mulvenon is Vice-President of Defense Group, Inc.’s Intelligence Division and Director of DGI’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis. At CIRA, Dr. Mulvenon runs teams of nearly forty cleared Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Pashto, Urdu, and Dari/Farsi linguist-analysts performing open-source research for the US Government. A specialist on the Chinese military and cyber warfare, Dr. Mulvenon’s research focuses on Chinese C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, and reconnaissance), defense research/development/acquisition organizations and policy, strategic weapons programs (computer network operations and nuclear warfare), cryptography, and the military and civilian implications of the information revolution in China.

Dr. Mulvenon is presently a member of the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations. He is regular media commentator on both China and cyber warfare, and his comments have appeared recently in the Washington Post, New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, PC World, Wired, International Herald Tribune, and Los Angeles Times, as well as on BBC, NPR, CNN, and CBS News. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1998, and attended Fudan University in Shanghai from 1991-1992. Dr. Mulvenon is married to the former Mary Hampton of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They reside in Burke, Virginia with their daughters, Kate and Ellie.