With an Intelligence career spanning over 30-years, Mark Ploszay has a unique insight into the world of intelligence operations and analysis. With 22-years of experience as a United States Air Force Intelligence Analyst, Mark has worked in the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) arenas, as well as having experience in Counter-Terrorism (CT) and Counter-Insurgency (COINS) operations, among other areas.
In addition, he had the distinction of having certified as an Intelligence Analyst under the US National Security Agency Professionalization Programme and to have served as a Royal Air Force Duty Reporting Officer at a Joint Nation Fused Analysis and Reporting Centre.
On the civilian law enforcement side of intelligence operations, Mark worked for six-years with the West Mercia Constabulary. In his role as a civilian intelligence analyst assigned to the West Mercia Major Investigation Unit, Mark provided critical intelligence support to major criminal investigations, such as major fraud operations, people trafficking, organized crime, and homicides.
During the six-years that he was with i2 Ltd UK and IBM (i2), Mark filled a number of roles, from i2 Trainer to MENA Defence Programme Manager and Global Defence Programme Manager, in addition to Global Business Development as the IBM Global Defence, National Security, and Law Enforcement Specialist (SME). In this i2 IBM role, Mark worked extensively with Defence, National Security, Law Enforcement and Immigration, and Custom & Excise and Border Forces around the world.
In 2017, he established Boston Harbour Technology Ltd, a registered UK Limited Company, to provide consultation services to clients around the world.
Mark has provided briefings, presentations, and domain advice for a wide variety of audiences to include the U.S. Congress, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MOD), the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation, the Spanish Defence War College, the Chief of Portuguese Defence Forces Intelligence Centre, the Director General Australian Defence Intelligence, the Spanish Defence Forces 1st Intelligence Regiment, the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, the New Zealand Institute of Intelligence Professionals, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency, Japan Self-Defence Force, Tokyo Customs, Australian Customs, Japanese Coast Guard, and a number of other defence, national security, intelligence, and law enforcement organizations around the world.