John Adams joined Deloitte Consulting in June 2019, after a 22-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Drawing on his law enforcement, national security, and technology experience, Mr. Adams provides expertise to government clients at the federal, state, and local level to help organizations solve complex challenges.
Mr. Adams began his FBI career as a Special Agent assigned to the FBI’s Washington Field Office and rose through the ranks to ultimately serve as Executive Assistant Director responsible for the FBI’s enterprise technology and cyber security.
Prior to leading the FBI’s technology branch, Mr. Adams served as Assistant Director in charge of the FBI’s Directorate of Intelligence. In this role, he was responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight of the FBI's intelligence collection, analytical capabilities, and intelligence sharing practices with partner agencies. He previously served as the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office and as a Deputy Assistant Director in the Counterterrorism Division.
Mr. Adams has significant experience investigating a variety of crimes in the U.S. to include espionage, drug trafficking, violent crime, and terrorism. Mr. Adams also has extensive experience investigating terrorist bombings overseas, to include the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya; the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Aden, Yemen; and the 2003 bombings of three residential compounds in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Mr. Adams led the crime scene investigation and evidence recovery at the Pentagon.
Before entering the FBI, Mr. Adams served as a Special Agent/Forensic Scientist of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, where he conducted DNA analysis and crime scene investigations.
Mr. Adams holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from East Tennessee State University and completed post-graduate coursework in forensic anthropology at the University of Tennessee. Mr. Adams holds certificates for management and leadership courses from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Mr. Adams is a 2018 recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service.
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