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Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow & Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

Bryan Clark is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology at Hudson Institute. He is an expert in naval operations, electronic warfare, autonomous systems, military competitions, and wargaming.

From 2013 to 2019, Mr. Clark was a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) where he led studies for the DoD Office of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Defense Advanced Research Products Agency on new technologies and the future of warfare.

Prior to joining CSBA in 2013, Mr. Clark was special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and director of his Commander’s Action Group, where he led development of Navy strategy and implemented new initiatives in electromagnetic spectrum operations, undersea warfare, expeditionary operations, and personnel and readiness management.

Mr. Clark served in the Navy headquarters staff from 2004 to 2011, leading studies in the Assessment Division and participating in the 2006 and 2010 Quadrennial Defense Reviews. His areas of emphasis were modeling and simulation, strategic planning, and institutional reform and governance. Prior to retiring from the Navy in 2008, Mr. Clark was an enlisted and officer submariner, serving in afloat and ashore submarine operational and training assignments including tours as chief engineer and operations officer at the Navy’s nuclear power training unit.

Mr. Clark is the recipient of the Department of the Navy Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. He received his M.S. in national security studies from the National War College and B.S. in chemistry and philosophy from the University of Idaho.

In the Media

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Bryan Clark discusses the China threat and U.S. national defense strategy.

Bryan Clark discusses the China threat and U.S. national defense strategy.

Government Matters

Bryan Clark discusses the challenges the Department of Defense faces in modernizing to address strategic competitors.

Bryan Clark discusses the challenges the Department of Defense faces in modernizing to address strategic competitors.

Fed Scoop

Bryan Clark and Bryan McGrath discuss their latest idea for changing the Navy’s force generation model, getting carrier air wings to operate as a system, required shoreside infrastructure, and more.

Bryan Clark and Bryan McGrath discuss their latest idea for changing the Navy’s force generation model, getting carrier air wings to operate as a system, required shoreside infrastructure, and more.

Center for International Maritime Security

Bryan Clark discusses the Navy’s operational model to counter China.

Bryan Clark discusses the Navy’s operational model to counter China.

Defense and Aerospace Report

Bryan Clark discusses mosaic warfare.

Bryan Clark discusses mosaic warfare.

Defense and Aerospace Report

Bryan Clark discusses the Pentagon’s need to rethink its war planning scenarios and adopt more flexible budgeting.

Bryan Clark discusses the Pentagon’s need to rethink its war planning scenarios and adopt more flexible budgeting.

Defense and Aerospace Report

Bryan Clark discusses Net Assessment in DoD and on-going work on electromagnetic spectrum technology competition between the US, China, and Russia.

Bryan Clark discusses Net Assessment in DoD and on-going work on electromagnetic spectrum technology competition between the US, China, and Russia.

Defense and Aerospace Report

Bryan Clark discusses the U.S. Navy’s next generation of ships.

Bryan Clark discusses the U.S. Navy’s next generation of ships.

Federal Drive

Bryan Clark discusses the pros and cons of national security adviser Robert O’Brien’s recent announcement the U.S. Navy plans will put hypersonic missiles on all Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.

Bryan Clark discusses the pros and cons of national security adviser Robert O’Brien’s recent announcement the U.S. Navy plans will put hypersonic missiles on all Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.

Defense and Aerospace Report

Bryan Clark and Tim Walton discuss their recent report and what the future of the U.S. Navy.

Bryan Clark and Tim Walton discuss their recent report and what the future of the U.S. Navy.

Center for International Maritime Security

Bryan Clark discusses antisubmarine warfare and autonomous systems.

Bryan Clark discusses antisubmarine warfare and autonomous systems.

Defense and Aerospace Report

Bryan Clark and Dan Patt discuss JADC2, NGAD, and systems architecture.

Bryan Clark and Dan Patt discuss JADC2, NGAD, and systems architecture.

Acquisition Talk

Bryan Clark discusses global strategic dynamics and challenges and the UK’s maritime air power capabilities.

Bryan Clark discusses global strategic dynamics and challenges and the UK’s maritime air power capabilities.

International Institute for Strategic Studies

Bryan Clark discusses Navy force structure and his recent testimony to the House Armed Service Committee.

Bryan Clark discusses Navy force structure and his recent testimony to the House Armed Service Committee.

Defense and Aerospace Report

Bryan Clark discusses the Navy’s new frigate program.

Bryan Clark discusses the Navy’s new frigate program.

Government Matters

Bryan Clark discusses U.S. Navy spending and anti submarine warfare.

Bryan Clark discusses U.S. Navy spending and anti submarine warfare.

Defense and Aerospace Report

Bryan Clark discusses the importance of maritime industry in U.S. national security.

Bryan Clark discusses the importance of maritime industry in U.S. national security.

Federal News Network

Bryan Clark discusses the connection between technology and future warfare.

Bryan Clark discusses the connection between technology and future warfare.

Defense and Aerospace Report