After completion of a distinguished career with Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency, Dr. McManus joined Abraxas Corporation, an overseas business intelligence and consultancy company, as Vice President of Training and Education in September 2003. Upon the successful sale of Abraxas Corporation to Cubic Global Defense, Dr. McManus remained as vice President of Training and Education until his departure in 2014. Dr. McManus transitioned into the area of due diligence and investigation with a New York firm, Patriot Group Global Inc. as Vice President of Global Operations until his departure in November 2017, but has remained as a consultant. Building upon an extensive career in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department centering on criminal and drug-related investigations, Dr. McManus transitioned to the Central Intelligence Agency where he developed deep expertise in deception detection and analysis through advanced academic study and sensitive professional training. In varied worldwide responsibilities in U.S. inter-agency efforts to combat terrorism and protect sensitive intelligence programs and assets from counterintelligence approaches, Dr. McManus became recognized as a top-tier professional in the use of non-coercive interrogation, elicitation and interviewing techniques against hardened criminals, terrorists, and hostile intelligence agents. He received the Career Intelligence Medal in recognition of accomplishments in support of U.S. intelligence and national security policy. In additional to Dr. McManus’s role in support of U.S. agency programs to combat terrorism, he specialized in teaching and training assignments of both junior and senior polygraph investigators and counterintelligence personnel, both within the U.S. Government as well as in collegiate teaching assignments. Through innovative management strategies he developed and implemented new programmic approaches to identifying and benchmarking the subtle, but distinct verbal and non-verbal behaviors that are essential to detection and prosecution of white collar and commercial fraud.