James T. Harris, Jr.

James T. Harris, Jr.

SMAPA at the FBI Cyber Division

James T. Harris, Jr. is a Supervisory Management and Program Analyst (SMAPA) with the FBI Cyber Division.  He is currently assigned to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) where he supervises the Cyber Threat Team.  Harris joined the FBI in 1995 as a Special Agent and was first assigned to the Miami Field Office where he investigated a variety of complex financial crimes and foreign counterintelligence matters.  He became an FBI certified Digital Evidence Forensic Examiner and transferred to the Louisville Field Office.  In Louisville he investigated a variety of matters related to complex financial crimes, violent crimes, civil rights violations, and cybercrime.  He was appointed the first Laboratory Director of the Kentucky Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory.  In 2010 he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and transferred to the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, Global initiatives Unit, and supervised the collection of fingerprints and other biometrics from subjects of international terrorism and transnational organized crime investigations.  In 2012 he transferred to the Charleston, WV Resident Agency and supervised domestic terrorism, cybercrime, and violent criminal matters.  In 2015 he transferred back to the CJIS Division as an SSA in the National Threat Operations Center.  In 2018 he transferred to the IC3 to supervise the Cyber Threat Team.  In December 2020 Harris retired as an SSA from the FBI, then returned as an SMAPA in February 2021.  Harris has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Kentucky and worked for a software development company in Lexington, KY prior to joining the FBI.