Steve Smith - Director, National Security Division
Mr. Smith leads DGS's National Security business areas including Law Enforcement (LE), Counterintelligence (CI) , Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP), CI in Cyberspace, Security, and Risk/Threat Management. He provides direct support to the Defense Security Service, and has significant recent National Industrial Security Program experience.
Mr. Smith joined DGS after a distinguished 27 year career with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), retiring as Executive Assistant Director (EAD) for National Security; where he led NCIS's worldwide CI, Counter Terrorism, AT/FP, Security, Cyber and Special programs. Mr. Smith's career included multiple foreign tours-of-duty, including Special Agent-in-Charge assignments in the Middle East and Southeast Asia where he led NCIS regional operations. As Special Agent in Charge, Mr. Smith was a permanent member of U.S. Embassy Country Teams and also NCIS's senior representative to foreign counterpart Law Enforcement, Security, Military and Intelligence Agencies in multiple countries.
Mr. Smith possesses a Master of Arts Degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Law from the University of Lowell. He has attended extensive career professional schools earning LE and IC certifications