By Allan Lengel
David Johnson, who headed up the FBI’s San Francisco bureau, has been named the associate executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch.
The job includes supporting the FBI’s cyber and criminal investigations, international operations, critical incident response, and victim assistance. He’ll also 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, an FBI press release said.
Johnson joined the FBI in 1991 in the San Jose bureau, where he worked violent crime, drug trafficking and investigations involving high-technology companies. He served as the case agent of the first economic espionage case ever to be prosecuted.
Throughout his 25-year career, 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, according to a press release.