Gary Stoops

Gary Stoops PhotoMr. Gary L. Stoops has over 25 years of experience as an investigator, manager and executive for the FBI in criminal, counterintelligence and counterterrorism programs. He has also over 15 years’ experience in enhancing and establishing non-profit organizations that are models on how to create public and private alliances to address current technology and other critical issues confronting the law enforcement, homeland security and intelligence communities. He was the COO of the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation with the mission of developing projects that created jobs and fostered innovation. He was involved in the establishment in 1999 of the Internet Fraud Complaint Center now known as the Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) a joint venture between the White Collar Crime Section of the FBI and the non-profit, National White Collar Crime Center.

Shortly after 9/11, Stoops directed and assisted in 2002 in the formation of a Subject Matter intelligence analyst training (FIAT) for state and local law enforcement personnel. He used the FIAT content and worked with West Virginia University (WVU) and solicited review and input from the CIA Sherman Kent Institute to develop educational curriculum courses on the introduction of intelligence analysis and methods which was approved and implemented in 2003 at WVU and later at Fairmont State University.

He also directed and assisted in the establishment in 2002 of the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides for a neutral collaborative environment where critical information about cyber incidents can be shared discreetly and where resources can be shared among industry, academia and law enforcement. NCFTA uses student analysts to analyze the data furnished by industry with open/public source information to determine the source of spamming, phishing, botnets and identity theft information to identify the responsible party. This information is referred for investigation by law enforcement and has resulted in the arrest and conviction of some of the top US Internet spammers and other persons inside and outside the US engaged in Internet child pornography, software piracy and Internet financial fraudulent schemes.