Chief Information Officer, Naval Investigative Criminal Services US
NCIS' senior expert and advisor for information technology and cybersecurity strategy. Oversees information operations and development, data security, digital infrastructure, delivery, and related initiatives to advance law enforcement and counterintelligence investigations and operations in support of NCIS Headquarters, 19 field offices, and 191 satellite location in 41 foreign countries.
Mark N. Russ
Deputy Director Operational Support, Naval Investigative Criminal Services US
Special Agent Mark N. Russ was appointed in 2019 as the Deputy Director of Operational Support with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). He directs operational support elements of the agency’s worldwide activity, and oversees agency budgeting and planning to ensure that resources are managed against priority mission areas and critical requirements. He also advises the NCIS Director on agency business operations and support services, including planning, programming, policies, and procedures associated with cyber, intelligence, human resources, material, capital, fiscal, acquisition, administrative, and technology functions.
Prior to his current assignment, Special Agent Russ served as the Executive Assistant
Director (EAD) for the NCIS National Security Directorate (2016-2018). He exercised
program management oversight of counterterrorism/counterintelligence investigations and
operations, including espionage, terrorism, compromise, technology transfer, cyber
intrusion, insider threat, and threats to research development and acquisition programs. He
served as the primary advisor to the NCIS Director and Deputy Director on all national
security investigations, operations, and operational support services. He was also
responsible for manning, training, and equipping of agency personnel to protect Navy and
Marine Corps forces, operations, information, facilities, equipment, and networks from
attacks and the intelligence activities of foreign governments and international terrorist
Special Agent Russ was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2016 and has 30
years of Federal service. His previous leadership positions include serving as Acting EAD
for the newly formed Cyber Directorate (2016); Assistant Director for Intelligence and
Information Sharing (2014-2015); First Director, Joint Detachment Apollo, Afghanistan,
where he led, managed, and executed strategic capabilities against the adversary (2013);
and Assistant Director for Financial Management and Planning (2012-2013).
Special Agent Russ’ supervisory and managerial assignments include serving as the
Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) of the NCIS Norfolk Field Office, Norfolk, Virginia
(2009-2012); SAC of the NCIS Middle East Field Office, Manama, Bahrain (MEFO)
(2008-2009); Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Department, Washington, D.C. (2006-
2008); Assistant SAC for Counterintelligence, Washington, D.C. Field Office (2004-2006);
Executive Assistant to the NCIS Deputy Director and Director, NCIS Headquarters,
Washington, D.C. (2002-2004); and Supervisory Special Agent, MEFO (2000-2002).
Special Agent Russ began his career with NCIS in 1989, serving in the Washington, D.C. Field Office. He served tours of duty in Pusan, Republic of Korea (1996-1998); and with the Counterintelligence Directorate at NCIS Headquarters (1998-2000).
Special Agent Russ graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice. His personal awards include two Secretary of Defense Medals for the Global War on Terrorism (2002/2013), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Non-Article 5 Medal (2013), and the Joint Civilian Commendation Award (2013).
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General Manager, IBM Security
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Niamh Vianney Muldoon
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