Supervisory Special Agent Dewayne Sharp has been with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for more than 18 years. He started his career in 2001 as a Special Agent in Chicago conducting counterintelligence investigations. He investigated foreign intelligence officers trying to steal the nation’s secrets. He was subsequently assigned to economic espionage and technology transfer investigations related to the three Department of Energy laboratories in the Chicago area.
In January 2009, Special Agent Sharp was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBI headquarters in the Counterintelligence Division managing investigations and operations against designated threat countries. In June 2011, SSA Sharp transferred to the Counterespionage Section where he investigated and managed the investigations of FBI personnel suspected of spying for foreign countries.
In 2014, SSA Sharp was promoted as the second in charge of the FBI’s Insider Threat Center, dedicated to identifying employees within the FBI who pose a threat to the organization. The Center evaluates the FBI’s personnel, business processes and critical assets for potential insider threat risk. The Center also develops technical solutions to support its risk assessment mission.
In 2019, SSA Sharp became the chief of the FBI’s Enterprise Security Operations Center, responsible for monitoring the FBI’s enterprise computer networks and defending those networks from both external and internal threats.
Prior to the FBI, SSA Sharp served eight years as a US Army officer in multiple assignments around the world. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has a Bachelor’s degree in Military History with a minor in Computer Science. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity.