James Sutton

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James R. Sutton is a "senior public policy analyst" with Resolution Strategies. [1]

Lincoln Group

Previously, Sutton worked for the Lincoln Group. By December 2, 2005, however, the Lincoln Group had scrubbed "James Sutton - Country Manager, Iraq" from its website. [2]

Biographical Profile

According to his Resolution Strategies' biographical profile, Sutton has "significant hands-on experience in worldwide counter-terrorism and intelligence operations, homeland security, law enforcement and corporate asset protection/risk management issues. He researched, developed and executed policy programs in Europe, Middle East and Latin America and effectively managed complex transnational projects in dynamic, dangerous and unstable environments.

"Sutton is a former FBI Special Agent and served as an Intelligence Research Analyst with the US Department of Justice after September 11, 2001. His recent engagements include serving as a project manager/consultant with the Multi National Corps in Iraq (2004-2005) and previously completed Threat, Vulnerability, and Risk Assessments for the National Institutes of Health, The Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and a number of academic facilities involved in bio-terrorism research.

"During the 80's and 90's Sutton served as a vice president for security plans and programs for Chase Manhattan Bank and director of asset protection for Sears, Roebuck.

"Sutton has published many articles and is currently writing Managing Inevitable Catastrophes, a book to assist government agencies, corporations and other enterprises to effectively respond to unconventional natural and man-made threats.

"He has a Masters Degree in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sutton has extensive residence in Europe and Latin America and speaks Spanish (native fluency) and Italian."

McManis & Monsalve Associates

At McManis & Monsalve Associates, "James R. Sutton has taken a lead role in conducting several major threat, risk, and vulnerability assessments and developing anti-terrorism plans. These projects were conducted for military installations, Government bio-medical research facilities, academic institutions involved in federally funded bioterrorism research, and private sector concerns. Mr. Sutton was the Vice President for Security Plans and Program with Chase Manhattan Bank and Director of Asset Protection for Sears Roebuck and Company. He also served as a Special Agent of the FBI, and as a senior Intelligence Research Specialist in the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, after September 11, 2001. A subject matter expert on counter-terrorism and homeland security issues, Mr. Sutton has published a number of articles on the topic and currently serves as a domain expert at the Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity at Rutgers University - Newark in a National Science Foundation funded research project focused on securing critical infrastructure and resources protection." [3]

McManus Associates, Inc.

In February 2004, James Sutton, "managing associate of McManis Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C., was a speaker at the Rutgers Center for the Study of Public Security's conference "Technology and Terrorism: Preparation and Response." [4]

"An accomplished researcher, Sutton's work has focused on protecting major enterprises from terrorism, sabotage, transnational crime, low intensity conflict; he is also is very interested in the methods needed to mitigate the impact of these activities, such as contingency planning, threat modeling, and risk management. He has served as vice president of security plans and programs for a major bank, and was director of asset protection for a Fortune 100 corporation. In addition, he was former senior intelligence research specialist for the U.S. Justice Department's Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, and a former special agent of the FBI."


In January 2001, James Sutton was administrator of Mercyhurst College's Research/Intelligence Analyst Program, the Center for Information Research, Analysis and Training (CIRAT). CIRAT had "recently signed a contract with the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Enforcement Network to research money-laundering activities within the security business in the United States." Prior to coming to CIRAT, Sutton "was an FBI agent and director of asset protection for Sears Roebuck Company." [5]

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