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William Parquette

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  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

E379B Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-8520



Mr. Parquette was formerly the Chairman of the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee (FDDC) of the National Intelligence Council (NIC), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Mr. Parquette was full time faculty at the National Intelligence University (NIU) for thirteen years and currently at the National Intelligence Council (NIC) for the past 16 years. Mr. Parquette is a highly effective and proven senior leader with 40 years of decision-making, problem solving, and international operations experience with ever-increasing management responsibilities with a wealth of experience in Intelligence Community and DoD policy issues. Mr. Parquette has 22 years experience in strategic intelligence, denial and deception operations, planning, analysis, and collection as an operator, educator and senior policy advisor.  Mr. Parquette is well versed in the sources of foreign knowledge, adversarial reasoning, information security and management as it pertains to issues in the government and the of the Intelligence Community (IC).  Mr. Parquette has provided subject matter expertise in the areas of strategic intelligence, deception analysis, Foreign Denial & Deception (FDD), Military Deception, Information Operations (IO), Information Warfare (IW), and Strategic Planning for a variety of clients. Mr. Parquette is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with twenty-two years of active service and 22 years experience as a program manager in the United States Government (USG).  He was successful in negotiating numerous complex operational problems using a combination of technical and interpersonal skills.  Mr. Parquette has a clear understanding of the functions of the Intelligence Community (IC).  He has personal living and working experience in several European, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries. 




M. Ed, Loyola University, Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, Education, 2008

M.A., Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, Business Management, 1992

Graduate, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1992

B.S., Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, Criminal Justice, 1979

Graduate of numerous management and leadership training programs.

Adjunct Professor, National Intelligence University. Washington D.C., 2008-present

Full Time Faculty and Professor, National Intelligence University, Washington D.C., 2002-2010



- Harvard Business School, Kennedy School, Certificate in Leadership Decision Making (Oct 2017)

- Harvard Business School, Kennedy School, Certificate in National and International Security (Dec 2016)

- Adjunct Professor, National Intelligence University. Washington D.C., 2008-present

- Full Time Faculty and Professor, National Intelligence University, 2002-2008 (DDASP Director)

- Lectured as a D&D SME at several national intelligence agencies to include:

 CIA, FBI, NRO, NGA, DIA, DHS, DEA, Sherman Kent School, OSD, and others.

- Lectured as an SME at several colleges and universities to include, University of Maryland, Tufts University, Penn State, US Coast Guard Academy, National War College, Naval War College, University of Mississippi, James Madison, George Washington University, and Mercyhurst University

- Program Manager for six years with Lockheed Martin Information Technology – LMIT (SYTEX), Inc.

- Successfully managed eight tasks over six years profitably. 

- Achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army – served 22 years, Combat Veteran

- Proficient on both IBM PC and Apple Computers – expertise in all Microsoft systems. Understanding of SharePoint, Intellipedia and on-line communities of interest.




National Intelligence University (NIU) Foundation, 2004-Present

Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, 2002-Present

American Society of Training Development (ASTD), 1990 -Present.

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), 1996-Present.

Field Artillery Association, 1979-Present

82nd Airborne Division Association, 1980-Present




Dates/Service:                      June 1979 – June 2001, Army

Last Rank:                            Lieutenant Colonel

Last Award:                          Legion of Merit

Units (Last 10 yrs):             3rd Armored Division (Gulf War); TRADOC Analysis Command (TRAC); 2nd Armored Division; HQ III Corps; Army DCSOPS, Pentagon

Units (1979-1989)               82nd Airborne Division, 1st Armored Division

Research Interests:

Strategic Decepion, National Intelligence, National Security, Intelligence, Government, Policy, Security and Risk Analysis, Terrorism