IBM Global Business Services
United States

Chris Whitlock has worked defense and national security issues for the past 30 years. For the last 20, he focused primarily on strategy consulting on intelligence issues from an analytic perspective. He co-founded and was the CEO of Edge Consulting, which applied empirical methods and management consulting techniques to advise on major programmatic issues confronting DoD and the Intelligence Community. He holds a B.A. in History (Mississippi), an M.A. in National Security (Georgetown) and an M.B.A. (George Mason).

Chris was trained as an Infantry officer in the United States Army and subsequently became a military analyst with the CIA. He is an expert in technical forms of sensing, having spent most of the past 20 years working projects to improve performance for imagery and signals intelligence systems. He has worked target problems in a variety of forms and countries, including Panama, Colombia, El Salvador, Bosnia, the former Soviet Union, Korea, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. He has led and worked on projects cutting across a range of mission areas including counter-insurgency, theater missile defense, counter-fire, suppression of enemy air defense, combat search and rescue, and combined arms maneuver. With respect to methods, Chris has applied multi-attribute utility theory, modeling, and various empirical approaches including the development of a Warfighting Applications Research approach and what came to be known as “Edge Methods.”