Bob Dougherty, Retired CIA Operations Officer and CEO, Tartarus Intel LLC
Bob Dougherty worked for 25 years as an undercover Operations Officer for the CIA. He has deep operational experience in the U.S., Europe, Central America, South America and the Middle East. Bob has successfully worked against foreign terrorist groups such as The Islamic State, Al-Qaida, Hezbollah, HAMAS, Sendero Luminoso, Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, the Japanese Red Army, and the Palestine Liberation Organization. In addition, Bob has extensive experience in working against Iranian state sponsored terrorism, and government of Iran intelligence and procurement operations worldwide. During the time period before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Homeland, Bob worked as the senior CIA officer on a FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) – which provided him substantive experience working the terrorism target inside the U.S. and in foreign countries through “over the horizon” operations.
Bob has served as a subject matter expert instructor on terrorism and countering terrorist cells inside the U.S. and overseas for a variety of classes attended by law enforcement, U.S. government federal officers, U.S. military personnel, and civilian specialist first-responders. Bob has instructed over 7500 American law enforcement personnel over the last several years.
Bob is a senior instructor on HUMINT and Counter-Terrorism for U.S. military special operations elements including Naval Special Warfare and U.S. Army Green Beret units. Bob is also an adjunct professor at the California Specialized Training Institute – the State of California POST training entity for law enforcement personnel, and is a certified instructor for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Bob has personally developed, managed and carried out multiple high-profile operations during his career that lead to the capture of several high-profile terrorists, and the effective dismantling of terrorist networks.
Bob has spoken at several National Level conferences as a keynote speaker and has published articles and analytical pieces on International Security and Terrorism issues. Bob is part of the guest speaker network of SpyScape and one of his major counter-terrorist operations (the capture of Abu Abbas) was subject of a SpyScape podcast.