About Us

What we offer

Innovative Training & Consulting Services

Education & Training

ISA is a leading provider of comprehensive education and training in intelligence, analysis, budget, and policy across an expanse of national security issues and has been for more than two decades!


ISA provides creative solutions in the areas of change management and business transformation, assessments and studies, strategic planning, data management, policy development and programming and budget.

Focused, Highly-Skilled Professionals

ISA has a long tradition of hiring extraordinary people to assist its clients in meeting and exceeding their requirements.

Multi-Faceted Leadership

ISA’s team of former senior executive leaders and experts have led, managed, and directed multi-disciplinary teams across critical mission areas in support of national security. We have the resources, personnel, and professional ethos necessary to develop a mutually beneficial partnership with you and your staff. ISA experts are ready to assist you in maximizing your organization’s performance.


Jorge M. Shimabukuro


Jorge has more than 24 years of experience in DoD, the Intelligence Community and the Interagency. He has led major programs across the federal government and served in the following positions:

• Deputy Assistant Director, NBIB for Business Transformation
• Deputy Director, Office NGA Defense
• Chief, NGA Support Team – Pentagon
• Director, NGA Executive Secretariat

Joseph A. Blady


Joe, a member of the USO Leadership Council, has 18 years of experience at DoD (policy and intelligence) and in the Interagency as program manager, instructor, and subject matter expert. He has held the following positions:

• Budget Manager, Weapons, USMC HQ
• Acting Director, OSD Counternarcotics
• DoD Representative, IAEA, Vienna
• Team Lead, DoD Quarterly Clandestine Activities Report to Congress
• Instructor, International Relations, USMA

Instructors & Subject Matter Experts

Mark M. Lowenthal

President Emeritus

Mark is an Intelligence Community veteran with more than 40 years of experience. He has led major programs across the IC and served in the following positions:

• Assistant Director of Central Intelligence, Analysis & Production
• Vice Chairman for Evaluation, National Intelligence Council
• Deputy Assistant Secretary, INR/State Department
• Staff Director, HPSCI
• Author, Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, Seventh Edition
• Adjunct Professor, JHU & The Paris Institute for Politics

Our Clients