I’ve appeared on NBC, ABC, BBC, NPR, and testified before Congress about nat’l security, future tech, and the US space program. I’ve worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency and I’ve been declared an “Enemy of the People” by the government of C...
9/5/2012: Okay, my hands are fried. Thanks again, Reddit, for all of the questions and comments! I'm really glad that to have the chance to talk to you all. If you want more from me, follow me on twitter (@neftimiades) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NicholasEftimiades. I also post updates on my [blog](nicholaseftimiades.posterous.com)
My name is Nicholas Eftimiades. I’ve spent 28 years working with the US government, including:
- The National Security Space Office, where I lead teams designing “generation after next” national security space capabilities
- The Defense Intelligence Agency (the CIA for the armed forces), where I was Senior Technical Officer for the Future’s Division, and then later on I became Chief of the Space Division
- The DIA’s lead for the national space policy and strategy development
In college, I earned my degree in East Asian Studies, and my first published book was Chinese Intelligence Operations, where I explored the structure, operations, and methodology of Chinese intelligence services. This book earned me a declaration from the Chinese government as an “Enemy of the People.”
In 2001, I founded a non-profit educational after school program called the Federation of Galaxy Explorers with the mission of inspiring youth to take an interest in science and engineering.
Most recently, I’ve written a sci-fi book called Edward of Planet Earth. It’s a comedic dystopian story set 200 years in the future about a man who gets caught up in a world of self-involved AIs, incompetent government, greedy corporations, and mothering robots.
I write as an author and do not represent the Department of Defense or the US Government. I can not talk about government operations, diplomatic stuff, etc.
Here's proof that I'm me: https://twitter.com/neftimiades
** Folks, thank you all so much for your questions. I'll plan on coming back some time. I will also answer any questions tomorrow that I have not got today. I'll be wrapping up in 10 minutes.**
** Thanks again folks Hope to see you all again. Remember, I will come back and answer any other questions. Best. Nick **