Scott S. Smith

Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Scott Smith as the assistant director for the Cyber Division. Mr. Smith most recently served as a deputy assistant director in the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters. Mr. Smith began his career as a special agent with the FBI in January 1996. He was first assigned to the Cleveland Division, where he investigated violent crimes and general criminal matters and served as a member of the Safe Streets Task Force targeting local and Mexican drug trafficking organizations. In 2004, Mr. Smith was promoted to supervisory special agent in the International Terrorism Operations Section in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters. While there, he was responsible for the program management of the FBI’s efforts targeting ongoing international terrorism investigations in several field offices. Mr. Smith deployed to Iraq in 2005 and led a contingent of special agents, analysts and language specialists in support of the FBI’s counterterrorism program. In 2006, Mr. Smith became the supervisory senior resident agent of the Cleveland Division’s Toledo, Sandusky and Lima Resident Agencies. In this capacity, Mr. Smith was responsible for the FBI’s resources and counterterrorism investigations in 19 counties surrounding the three offices. Mr. Smith also supervised a Joint Terrorism Task Force in Toledo. In 2008, Mr. Smith was again deployed to Iraq, this time as the deputy on-scene commander. He was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the Dallas Division in April 2011 to manage the Intelligence and White Collar Crime Programs. In 2012, Mr. Smith was promoted to chief within the Human Resources Division, and in 2014, Mr. Smith was named as Special Agent in Charge of the Pittsburgh Division. Prior to his appointment with the FBI, Mr. Smith served as a deputy sheriff in Lake County, Ohio, with the Lake County Narcotics Agency for seven years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Eastern Michigan University.