Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

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Bryan Clark is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert in naval operations, electronic warfare, autonomous systems, military competitions, and wargaming.

Biography

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 MS in national security studies from the National War College and BS in chemistry and philosophy from the University of Idaho.

Events
14
February 2023
Virtual Event | Hudson Institute
Securing Cyberspace: Hardening America’s Software against Foreign Digital Sabotage
Featured Speakers:
Representative Tony Gonzales
Bryan Clark
Jason Weiss
Cliff Bean
SYMBOL - 30 January 2023, Baden-Württemberg, Rottweil: A fictitious hacker program can be seen on two screens of a computer. Photo: Silas Stein/dpa (Photo by Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images)
14
February 2023
Virtual Event | Hudson Institute
Securing Cyberspace: Hardening America’s Software against Foreign Digital Sabotage
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00AM
SYMBOL - 30 January 2023, Baden-Württemberg, Rottweil: A fictitious hacker program can be seen on two screens of a computer. Photo: Silas Stein/dpa (Photo by Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Representative Tony Gonzales
Bryan Clark
Jason Weiss
Cliff Bean
26
January 2023
Past Event
Software Defines Tactics: Fielding Transformational Capability without Transforming Acquisition
Featured Speakers:
Jason Weiss
James Geurts
Dan Patt
Bryan Clark
Software Defines Tactics
26
January 2023
Past Event
Software Defines Tactics: Fielding Transformational Capability without Transforming Acquisition

A decade ago venture capitalist Marc Andreessen argued that software was eating the world. Please join Hudson Institute and DoD experts for a discussion on how the US military is wrestling with that reality. 

Thursday 10:00 - 11:00AM
Software Defines Tactics
Featured Speakers:
Jason Weiss
James Geurts
Dan Patt
Bryan Clark
11
January 2023
Past Event
Competing with China with Chips: US Microelectronics Supplies during a Trade War
Featured Speakers:
Neal Anderson
Rich Ashooh
Travis Kelly
Bryan Clark
JINHUA, CHINA - FEBRUARY 22: A robotic arm is seen on the assembly line of computer at a computer manufacturing enterprise set up by Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd on February 22, 2022 in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by Hu Xiaofei/VCG via Getty Images)
11
January 2023
Past Event
Competing with China with Chips: US Microelectronics Supplies during a Trade War

Please join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Bryan Clark for a discussion on strengthening the US microelectronics supply chain with Neal Anderson of Chemours, Rich Ashooh of LAM Research, and Travis Kelly of the Isola Group. 

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00AM
JINHUA, CHINA - FEBRUARY 22: A robotic arm is seen on the assembly line of computer at a computer manufacturing enterprise set up by Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd on February 22, 2022 in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by Hu Xiaofei/VCG via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Neal Anderson
Rich Ashooh
Travis Kelly
Bryan Clark
15
December 2022
Past Event
Strengthening Defense in an Unstable World
Featured Speakers:
Senator Roger Wicker
Bryan Clark
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15
December 2022
Past Event
Strengthening Defense in an Unstable World

Please join Hudson Senior Fellow Bryan Clark for a discussion on defending Taiwan and the future of US defense strategy and budgets with Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

Thursday 5:00 - 6:00AM
roger wicker
Featured Speakers:
Senator Roger Wicker
Bryan Clark
Sailors conduct helicopter rope suspension technique training from an MH-60S Sea Hawk on the flight deck aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea on October 29, 2022. (US Navy Photo by Michael B. Jarmiolowski)
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Sailors conduct helicopter rope suspension technique training from an MH-60S Sea Hawk on the flight deck aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea on October 29, 2022. (US Navy Photo by Michael B. Jarmiolowski)
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