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Join Howard Cox, former Assistant Inspector General at CIA to discuss legal and technical issues facing federal law enforcement in an era of commercially available encryption.
Mr. Cox is a former federal prosecutor, criminal investigator and Senior Intelligence
Service officer. After almost 40 years of federal service, he retired as the Assistant Inspector
General for Investigations of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this capacity, Mr. Cox
supervised criminal, civil and administrative investigations conducted by the Office of Inspector
Prior to his employment with the CIA, Mr. Cox was the Assistant Deputy Chief of the Computer
Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice, where he was responsible
for supervising criminal prosecutions of federal hacking and identity theft cases. While at the
Department of Justice, Mr. Cox received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award.
Prior to his service with the Department of Justice, Mr. Cox served as a manager, attorney and
criminal investigator at OIG offices at the US Postal Service, the Department of Defense, and the
General Services Administration. He also served as Staff Counsel for the US Senate Permanent
Subcommittee on Investigations.
Prior to his federal civilian service, Mr. Cox was also a Captain and trial attorney in the US
Army’s Judge Advocate Generals Corp. Mr. Cox also served as Law Secretary to the Hon.
Sherwin D. Lester, NJ Superior Court.
Mr. Cox is an adjunct professor at George Washington University, where he teaches graduate
level courses in computer forensics. He is also an instructor with the Graduate School, and the
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, where he teaches courses related to procurement
fraud and electronic search and seizure.
Mr. Cox received his AB degree from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. He received his
law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC.