FBI Announces New Senior Data Scientist Position

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The FBI is seeking to improve its cyber stance with the creation of a new senior level data scientist position.

“The addition of a senior-level position within the Cyber Division is unprecedented, and we are eagerly anticipating the ways it will contribute to our mission to identify, pursue, and defeat cyber adversaries. With the breadth and depth of skills and expertise we’re expecting in our candidates, this new position will have a unique opportunity to brand the FBI’s cyber program and represent the FBI throughout the intelligence community,” said James C. Trainor, Jr., assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division. “We are excited to see how the division will continue to evolve to combat the cyber threat with the assistance of the new senior level data scientist.”

The position is open to applicants with both public and private sector experience, particularly in areas of data analytics, computer science, and cybersecurity. The data scientist will act as a senior-level adviser to the Cyber Division assistant director and provide technical guidance in areas like business architecture and technology solutions.

“The addition of a senior-level position acknowledges the growing cyber threat, which is a top priority threat for the FBI, and reflects equitable distribution of sophisticated senior talent across the FBI,” the press release announcing the position said.

Jessie Bur
About Jessie Bur
Jessie Bur is a Staff Reporter for MeriTalk covering Cybersecurity, FedRAMP, GSA, Congress, Treasury, DOJ, NIST and Cloud Computing.
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