Mr. Steven R. Chabinsky
Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Mr. Chabinsky is currently on a rotational joint duty assignment with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) where he serves as the Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Cyber, the Chair of the National Cyber Study Group, and the Director of the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force. In this capacity he assists the Director of National Intelligence in fulfilling his obligation to coordinate, monitor, and provide recommendations to the President regarding the implementation of the broad portfolio of activities and programs that comprise the President’s Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative (CNCI). The CNCI is contained within National Security Presidential Directive 54/Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23.
Mr. Chabinsky’s home agency is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he previously served as Chief of the Cyber Intelligence Section. In this capacity, Mr. Chabinsky led the FBI’s analysis and reporting on terrorism, foreign intelligence, and criminal matters having a cyber threat nexus.
Mr. Chabinsky joined the FBI in 1995 as an attorney in the Bureau’s Office of the General Counsel. In 1998, Mr. Chabinsky became Principal Legal Advisor to the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) and later served as senior counsel to the Cyber Division. Mr. Chabinsky played a prominent role in the development of InfraGard, an information sharing and analysis partnership to enhance nationwide cooperation between the private sector, academia, and federal, state, and local government agencies.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Chabinsky worked as an associate attorney in the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, and clerked for the Honorable Dennis G. Jacobs (now Chief Judge) of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Chabinsky graduated with honors from Duke University in 1987 and from Duke Law School in 1990.
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