David J. Scott serves as a Deputy Assistant Director in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division and as Director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force. In those roles, he has oversight of the FBI’s operational programs targeting sophisticated cyber threats from criminal and nation-state actors.
Mr. Scott entered on duty with the FBI in 2003 and was initially assigned to the Louisville Field Office, working a variety of criminal matters and serving as a member of the SWAT team. In 2006, Mr. Scott transferred to the Washington Field Office, where he investigated organized crime, counterterrorism, public corruption, and white-collar crime matters. Mr. Scott was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent within the FBI’s International Terrorism Operations Section in 2012, and in 2014 was promoted to Unit Chief of the International Terrorism Operations Section’s CONUS 1, where he provided program management for all International Terrorism investigations in the Northeastern United States. In 2016, Mr. Scott was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI Washington Field Office’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
In 2018, Mr. Scott was selected as Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Washington Field Office Counterterrorism Division, overseeing International Terrorism threats to the National Capitol Region. In March 2020, Mr. Scott was promoted to the Senior Executive Service as the Section Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section, where he was responsible for oversight of the FBI’s Public Corruption, International Corruption, Civil Rights, and International Human Rights programs.
Mr. Scott earned a Bachelor of Business Administration as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s in Administration of Justice from the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Scott was an Infantry officer in the United States Army and a graduate of the US Army Ranger School. Mr. Scott earned his Eagle Scout in 1990 as a member of Troop 233 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and served as the Cubmaster of Pack 998 in Leesburg, Virginia.
Congratulations to David and his fellow 2022 NOESA Honorees! Please join us on March 23, 2022 at Army Navy Country Club for a celebration honoring the 2022 NOESA recipients. For more information visit, www.ncacbsa.org/noesa/.