Tom Locke has decades of industry experience forged from a long and distinguished career with the FBI. Early in his career with the Bureau, Tom served as the supervisor of the first Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in New York City. He also conducted the Bureau’s first extra-territorial terrorism investigation in 1983 after the American Embassy was bombed in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1985, he was temporarily assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration where he participated in Operation Blast Furnace, a joint effort between the U.S. Army, DEA and the Bolivian government to eradicate cocaine laboratories in the Amazon Jungle. He has been the on-the-scene commander in numerous terrorism, kidnapping, drug and other complex crisis management situations and investigations. As the events of September 11, 2001 unfolded, he was called upon to staff, direct, and oversee the FBI’s worldwide investigation of the tragedy that happened on that day. Tom served his last year with the Bureau as Acting Assistant Director of the FBI’s Inspection Division before retiring in 2002. Since his retirement, he has operated his own global security consulting and investigative firm, servicing prestigious clients such as Northrop Grumman and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, as well as major law firms in Washington, New York, and London. He also serves as Managing Director for the BGR Group, a well-known government affairs firm in Washington, D.C. He continues as an active voice in the security industry.