The Honorable John P. Carlin, nominated by President Obama and confirmed overwhelmingly by the Senate, is the Assistant Attorney General for National Security and serves as the Department of Justice’s top national security attorney. As AAG, Mr. Carlin oversees nearly 400 employees responsible for protecting the country against international and domestic terrorism, espionage, cyber, and other national security threats. Under his leadership, NSD worked with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and others to:
- Prosecute the Boston Marathon bombing cases.
- Disrupt multiple terrorist plots and national security threats and bring those involved to justice.
- Oversee the efforts of the National Security Cyber Specialist Network and the National Security/Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council program.
- Investigate the attack on Sony Entertainment’s computer systems.
- Bring an unprecedented indictment against five members of the Chinese military for economic espionage.
- Secure the first federal jury conviction on charges brought under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996.
- Launch a nationwide outreach effort across industries to raise awareness of national security cyber and espionage threats against American companies and to encourage greater C-suite involvement in corporate cyber security matters.