David Johnson, formerly an FBI special agent in charge of the San Francisco Division, has been appointed as associate executive assistant director of the bureau’s criminal, cyber, response and services branch.
The FBI said Wednesday Johnson will be responsible for cyber policy and strategy development functions at the branch and will serve as the bureau’s operational lead for the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group.
Johnson will also support the FBI’s cyber and criminal investigations, international operations, critical incident response and victim assistance areas.
In 1991, he joined the FBI’s San Jose Resident Agency, San Francisco Division, with a focus on crime, drug trafficking and activities that involved high-technology firms.
The 25-year FBI veteran led the agency’s San Francisco Division, the Criminal Investigative Division and the Salt Lake City Division, where he was the special agent-in-charge between July 2011 and February 2013.
He also formed the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment teams tasked to assist FBI field offices and state and local law enforcement after a child abduction incident.