John Adams, formerly assistant director of the FBI‘s intelligence directorate, has been named executive assistant director for the bureau’s information and technology branch.
The two-decade FBI veteran began his career at the Washington Field Office where he investigated espionage, drug trafficking, violent crime and terrorism cases.
He transferred to the bureau’s headquarters in 2004 and served as a supervisory special agent within International Terrorism Operations Section I.
Adams also led a joint terrorism task force and worked as intelligence program coordinator atÂ Knoxville Division for one year before he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Richmond Division’s National Security Branch in 2010.
Two years later, he became section chief of strategic operations section within the counterterrorism division and led “priority” threat intelligence collection efforts.
Before he joined the FBI in 1997, Adams was a special agent at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.