Gordon Snow To Head FBI’s Cyber Security Division

Gordon Snow/ fbi photo
Gordon Snow/ fbi photo
By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — Gordon M. Snow, a Detroit native, gets a bump up, going from deputy assistant director of the agency’s Cyber Division to assistant director of the division, which protects U.S. from cyber attacks and high tech crimes.

“The FBI considers the cyber threat against our nation to be one of the greatest concerns of the 21st century,” FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said in a statement. “Protecting the United States against cyber crimes is one of the FBI’s highest priorities and, in fact, is the FBI’s highest criminal priority. Gordon’s broad range of investigative and leadership experience will serve the Cyber Division well as they carry out this mission.”

Snow started as an agent in 1992 Huntsville, Ala., where he investigated violent crime, drug, civil rights, public corruption, and white-collar crime.

In April 1996, he jointed the Critical Incident Response Group as a member of the Hostage Rescue Team. His assignments included “assessment, protection, and investigative support missions after the bombing of the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen, and the embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya.,” the FBI said.

In 2001, Snow  was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Counterintelligence Division’s Middle East Unit. Two years later, the FBI said, he was assigned to the Detroit Division as a supervisor of the foreign counterintelligence program. He was also the SWAT program coordinator.

In April 2005, Snow became  chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Acquisition of U.S. Nuclear & Missile Technology Unit at FBI Headquarters.  In May 2006,  he was named  assistant special agent in charge of the San Francisco Division’s San Jose Resident Agency.

 In 2007,  it was off to Afghanistan where was the FBI’s on-scene commander for the Counterterrorism Division.  In January 2008, he was named section chief in the Cyber Division  and detailed to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Counterintelligence Executive, the FBI said.

In January 2009, he was named  the Cyber Division’s Cyber National Security Section and the director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force. About 11 months later, he was named  named deputy assistant director of the Cyber Division.

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