David C. Gomez

David Gomez is a retired FBI counterterrorism executive and cyber security strategist with 28 years of practitioner experience in national security, information security policy, strategy, and operations as well as high-risk, complex law enforcement risk mitigation and prevention.

Prior to retiring from the FBI, David was the Senior Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge (ASAC), Inspector-in-Place, and Program Manager for the FBI Seattle's Counterterrorism and Cyber programs. He is a former member of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), Quantico, VA where he served as an FBI criminal and national security profiler.

David’s research focus is on counterterrorism, domestic terrorism, and homeland security intelligence issues. He is a contributing author and terrorism consultant for several media outlets and has authored articles and opinion pieces on the FBI, policing, and intelligence collection at ForeignPolicy.com and the New York Times.

He is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, with an M.A. in Security Studies (Homeland Defense and Security. His Master’s thesis is titled, Should Cops Be Spies? Evaluating the Collection and Sharing of National Security Intelligence by State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement.