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Dr. Hans Mumm

Education

  • B.S. Business Administration: Chadwick University
  • M.S. Strategic Intelligence: American Military University
  • Doctorate of Management: Colorado Technical University

Biography

Dr. Hans C. Mumm is a world-renowned published researcher in both the scientific and social science arenas. He designs policy and governance for advanced technologies focused on determining the specific uses, exceptions, and allowances, including studying the unintended consequences, future use and misuse of such technologies. Dr. Mumm is a futures researcher at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, focusing on acquisitions as well as the technical and regulatory issues surrounding the policymaker and the warfighter. He has spent 22 years in government service, building teams to address hard problems in teh areas of national security, homeland security and advanced technologies.

He was the division chief for cybersecurity at the Office of The Director of National Intelligence programming and executing a budget of more than $140 million. Subsequently, he accepted a branch chief position with the CIA and built a unique set of continuous monitoring capabilities in support of the ICD503 Risk Management Framework. His achievements include establishing a rogue wireless framework, as well as fhte funding, technology and teams to support the ICD503 initiatives. he increased the budget year afte ryear by 50 percent and staffing levels by 150 percent. His programmatic responsibilities included the auditable financial statements of assigned programs, the long-range planning for next-generation systems, including tracking working capital funds through the CBJB and POM submission to provide financial support for operatioanl activities.

He gained recognition during Operation Iraqi Freedom as the officer in charge of the “Iraqi Regime Playing Cards; CENTCOM’S Top 55 Most Wanted List” which was touted by Defense Intelligence Agency as one the most successful Information Operations  in the history of DIA. Due to combat injuries, he was medically retired through the Wounded Warrior Transition Program and was a direct hire to the ODNI. The successes of his teams live in the history books of policy, governance, advanced technology journals and in military museums. 

Dr. Mumm is a proven leader in a diverse set of fields including: technical investigation, scientific research, military intelligence and a small business owner. He is a published researcher in both the scientific and social science arenas and has won grants and contracts to further test and evaluate his original research. He has notable experience in research and systems engineering which includes emerging and disruptive technology for offensive and defensive missions supporting US and coalition operations. His UAV and robotics expertise have focused on determining the specific uses, exceptions, and allowances for robotics operations; including studying the unintended consequences, future use, and misuse of such technologies. Dr. Mumm’s presentations and publications support his fellowship with the Cyber Conflict Documentation Project (CCDP) as he expands their research into autonomous systems in the virtual and physical worlds. Dr. Mumm's research focuses on “How to harmonize the speed of innovation and change with the human spirit’s need for leadership” ®.  

Dr. Mumm's military education includes dozens of in-residence strategic and tactical courses, as well as specialized intelligence disciplines, leadership and management courses.

Mumm has earned 23 personal military ribbons/medals including combat medals, six military unit medals/citations, and two directors awards, from the Defense Intelligence Agency. In 2005, Dr. Mumm was recognized as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” and in 2003 he was awarded the National Defense PAC “American Patriot Ingenuity Award” for his service during “Operation Iraqi Freedom." 

Dr. Mumm volunteers as a mentor in government and civilian capacities. He serves as an adjunct professor for the California University of Pennsylvania and the American Military University. He participates in many philanthropic endeavors including supporting BARN, a transitional housing and intensive case management service to homeless mothers and their children located in Bristow Virginia. 

He published an international best-selling book titled Lightning Growth, which is a follow up to his best-selling book in 2015, titled Applying Complexity Leadership Theory to Drone Airspace Integration. 

Publications

Dr. Mumm is the best-selling author of the book Applying Complexity Leadership Theory to Drone Airspace Integration; his published works include Embracing the Need for Leadership in the New World of Unmanned Vehicles and Robotics, Managing the Integration and Harmonization of National Airspace for Unmanned and Manned Systems and co-authoring, The Multi-Fuel Optimization System: A Technical Discussion, and drafted Legislation to Establish a National Inter-Agency Working Group To Develop Policies and Protocols On the Use of UAVs and Robotics, along with several other works. He has notable experience in research and systems engineering, which includes emerging and disruptive technology for offensive and defensive missions supporting U.S. and coalition operations.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Criminal Justice

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Criminal Justice