Christopher Todd Doss
Managing Director

Former FBI Assistant Director; Cybersecurity & Crisis Management

Christopher “Todd” Doss is a Managing Director at Ankura with more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement. Todd is a senior executive with proven ability to lead global security, criminal, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber, and intelligence operations in high-risk, complex environments. He links results-oriented solutions to critical incidents worldwide by partnering and collaborating and builds global teams to effectively address complex and politically challenging investigations. He also develops and presents strategies for effective solutions. He is based in Washington, DC.

  • Experience

    Todd’s professional experience includes:

    • Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory: directed large, complex programs with more than 40 management staff members, 1,100 special agents and professional personnel, and a more than $100 million budget to provide global, strategic, operational, investigative, and infrastructure support to the US intelligence and law enforcement communities.
    • Established the sole government facility dedicated to researching, manufacturing, testing, and characterizing homemade explosives and devices. The facility analyzes immediate and on-the-horizon threats by testing their properties, and then generates authoritative information to detect and prevent their use by terrorists. The facility works with Transportation Security Administration to improve airport screening tools.
    • Partnered with government agencies, industry, and Congress to develop a rapid DNA (hands-free) capability to develop a profile from an arrestee in less than two hours. Created the implementation plan to link these instruments to allow searching of the Combined DNA Index System from authorized booking stations throughout the US.
    • Reduced the FBI Laboratory Division’s budget and staffing by $20 million and 104 positions (15 percent), respectively, while maintaining established productivity levels.
    • Designed and implemented the FBI’s Data Integration and Visualization System, which — for the first time in the FBI’s history — provided a single sign-on search capability across more than 100 intelligence data sets contained in multiple, disparate systems. Leveraged an agile development approach and strategy to successfully achieve customer buy-in and participation with the system. DIVS is now the primary data search tool used by the FBI.
    • Successfully transitioned the nation’s largest forensic laboratory from a paper-based evidence and case management process to an electronic system designed to record forensic analysis throughout the examination life cycle. The effort was phased into operation over a four-year period and resulted in a significant reduction to the administrative workload of laboratory personnel.
    • Led the consolidation of two major enterprise wide data systems used to analyze National Security intelligence into one system, which resulted in the FBI saving approximately $10 million and minimizing the risk of overlooking key segments of intelligence.
    • Significantly enhanced the sharing of digital media with other USIC partners by implementing an automated process that met dozens of interagency legal and security requirements and expedited the sharing of intelligence.
    • Developed and implemented a strategy that positioned the Terrorist Explosive Device and Analytic Center as the single US government center and repository of improvised explosive devices. He also expanded partner engagement, increasing the number of agencies with personnel assigned to TEDAC by 50 percent.
    • Led the FBI’s strategy and relocation of TEDAC from Quantico to Huntsville. Facilities will be constructed in four phases; operations were downsized from more than 600 personnel to 265 to meet current requirements; and approximately 245 personnel relocated to Alabama.
    • Deployed hundreds of investigative personnel to conduct extraterritorial and international investigations around the globe, often resolving complex logistical matters and diversity in operating environments that were encountered from country to country. Successfully conducted operations abroad while maintaining the safety and security of all investigative personnel (e.g., deployed personnel to a Ukrainian war zone to investigate the Malaysian airliner shot down by a missile).
    • Selected twice by the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to serve as the federal coordinator for the Kentucky Derby; established a federal incident management, security, and response plan for coordinating communications among federal, state, and local first responders. Also led the FBI’s federal incident management and security assistance activities across the spectrum of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.
    • Led national forensic investigative efforts, deployed staff, and secured financial resources to support major FBI investigations (e.g., the Boston Marathon bombing, the Washington Navy Yard attack, Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting, San Bernardino attack, Mandalay Bay shooting in Las Vegas).
    • Ran a program that managed more than 1,500 evidence response team members across the FBI.

  • Honors & awards

    Law Enforcement Commendation, Southern Arizona’s Most Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer 1997
    Outstanding Academic Award, FBI New Agents Class 95-17
    Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity Award, FBI New Agents Class 95-17

  • News & events
  • In the community

    Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI