Scott Smith, a 20-year FBI veteran and former deputy assistant director for the human resources division at the bureau’s headquarters in Washington, has been named assistant director of the cyber division.
He joined FBI in 1996 as a special agent focused on violent crime and general criminal investigations at the Cleveland division and as a member of the Safe Streets Task Force that targeted drug trafficking groups, the bureau said Wednesday.
Smith became a supervisory special agent in charge of the international terrorism operations section at the FBI HQ’s counterterrorism division in 2004 and a year later he was deployed in Iraq to manage a contingent of special agents, analysts and language specialists who supported the bureau’s counterterrorism efforts.
His previous roles also include work as deputy on-scene commander in Iraq, assistant special agent in the Dallas division, special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh division, supervisory senior resident agent for the Cleveland division’s Toledo, Sandusky and Lima Resident agencies and chief of the employee services section of the bureau’s HR division.
He worked as a deputy sheriff at Ohio’s Lake County Narcotics Agency for seven years before he moved to the FBI.