David Johnson Named Associate Executive Assistant Director for the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch
FBI Director James B. Comey has named David Johnson as the associate executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch. In this role, he will support the FBI’s cyber and criminal investigations, international operations, critical incident response, and victim assistance. He will oversee the FBI’s development of cyber policy and strategy and serve as the Bureau’s operational lead of the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG), an international coalition of law enforcement agencies from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Mr. Johnson most recently served as the special agent in charge of the San Francisco Division.
Mr. Johnson began his FBI career in 1991 in the San Jose Resident Agency, San Francisco Division, where he worked violent crime, drug trafficking, and matters impacting high-technology companies. During his tenure there, he served as the case agent of the first economic espionage case ever to be prosecuted.
Throughout his 25-year career in the FBI, Mr. Johnson has held leadership positions in the San Francisco Division, the Criminal Investigative Division (CID), and the Salt Lake City Division, where he was the special agent in charge. As unit chief of CID’s Crimes Against Children Unit, he established Child Abduction Rapid Deployment teams, which deploy experienced investigators to provide assistance to FBI field offices and state and local law enforcement during the most critical time period following a child abduction.
Mr. Johnson holds bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.