John Bicknell is a national security thought leader, lifelong learner, and passionate analytics visionary. He founded More Cowbell Unlimited to help America remain a beacon of hope and strength on the world stage.

For almost 30 years, he has helped businesses and government organizations derive actionable insights from their data, save on costs, and make more money.

Before retiring from the United States Marine Corps in 2010 as a Lieutenant Colonel, John served worldwide most notably in Afghanistan and the Pentagon; he also led the “Street to Fleet” program – a process intensive human resources supply chain effort designed to discover inefficiencies, architect solutions, and re-purpose manpower savings.

In his corporate career, he has helped businesses derive insights from marketing, financial, human resources, and call center data.

John is a member of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) and InfraGard. His Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School emphasizes econometrics and operations research.

John lives with his family in the Pacific Northwest.


BE, Civil Engineering (1990)
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
MS, Manpower Management (2000)
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA

Select Papers, Presentations, and Patents

November 2019
FBI Domestic Security Alliance Council Open House
“FOCAL Information Warfare Defense StandardTM

June 2019
MORS Annual Symposium
“Protecting Critical Infrastructures with Process Mining”

June 2019
MORS Annual Symposium
“Methodologies for Discovering and Understanding Process Ecosystems”

April 2019
INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics
“Process Mining: The Capability Every Organization Needs”

December 2018
MORS Emerging Techniques Forum
“Make Your Data Happy with Automated Process Discovery”

(DRAFT) Bicknell, John & Krebs, Werner. (2019). Detecting Botnet Signals using Process Mining.

(DRAFT) Bicknell, John & Krebs, Werner. (2019). Process Mining Organization Email Data and National Security Implications.

Bicknell, John. 2019. “Process Mining Technologies.” ORMS Today. 10.1287/orms.2019.05.01.

FOCAL Information Warfare Defense (IW-D) StandardTM: The world’s first and only IW-D Standard. Article and technical paper.

Bicknell, John & Krebs, Werner. (2019). FOCAL Information Warfare Defense Standard (TM). 10.13140/RG.2.2.12672.07687.

Bicknell, John & Krebs, Werner. (2019). Process Mining: The Missing Capability in Information Warfare. 10.13140/RG.2.2.23584.94722/1.

Bicknell, John. 2000. “Study of Naval Officers’ Attitudes Toward Homosexuals in the Military.” Master’s Thesis. Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School.

US Patent Application No. 16/402,071: Methods and Systems for Estimating Process Capacity

US Patent Application No. 16/440,639: Methods and Systems for Inferring Behavior and Vulnerabilities from Process Models