Barry Zulauf

Dr. Barry A. Zulauf, a member of the Senior National Intelligence Service, is the Defense Intelligence Officer for Counternarcotics, Transnational Organized Crime, and Threat Finance.

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From 2022 to 2023 he was the Referent for the Director of National Intelligence at CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence. He was a Recanati-Kaplan Intelligence Fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government from 2021 to 2022.

Prior to Harvard, he was the Chief of the Solutions Division in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). He was appointed by the Director of National Intelligence as the Analytic Ombudsman for the Intelligence Community. He was the Executive Secretary of the National Intelligence Analysis Board. Previously, he was selected by Director of National Intelligence Clapper in 2012 for a three-year Rotational Assignment as the first ODNI Chair on the faculty of the National Intelligence University.   He was the founding director of the Leadership and Management in the Intelligence Community Certificate Program and was elected Vice Chairman of the Faculty Senate for 2013-14. and Chairman for 2014-15. 

Zulauf’s previous service includes creating DEA’s Intelligence Community Component in 2006. In this capacity, he served as Deputy Chief and Acting Chief of the 16th Member of the IC. Served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in Naval Intelligence, both as a civilian and in uniform. Retired in 2013 after a 22 career as a reserve Naval Intelligence Officer, including a combat tour in Afghanistan.


  • Ph.D. in International Relations, Indiana University 1988
  • MA in Comparative Politics, Indiana University 1984
  • Diploma for Joint Professional Military Education, Naval War College, 2013
  • Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence 1994
  • National Security Executive Leadership Program, School of Foreign Service, 2008

Other Teaching

  • Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Analysis, James Madison University
  • Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Analysis, Mercyhurst University
  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
  • Adjunct Professor of Intelligence, George Mason University