Christopher K. Stangl is currently serving as Chief of Operations, National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF). The NCIJTF is a multi-agency cyber center that serves as the national focal point for whole-of-government campaigns against the country’s most significant cyber threats and adversaries. The task force performs its role through the cooperation and collaboration of its over thirty co-located partner agencies, its FVEY partners, and state and local law enforcement organizations.
Stangl began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 2003. After attending the FBI Academy in Quantico, Stangl was assigned to the FBI’s Oklahoma City Field Office where he investigated various cyber cases involving criminal and national security computer intrusions, intellectual property rights violations, online child exploitation, extortion, and Internet fraud.
In 2006, Stangl was transferred to the FBI’s New York Field Office, where he continued to investigate cyber cases, primarily high profile internationally focused computer intrusion matters. While in New York, Stangl served as a supervisory special agent where he led a team of special agents and aggressively worked with Legal Attaché Offices, the FBI’s overseas offices, to formulate strategic partnerships with foreign law enforcement counterparts to ensure the successful apprehension and prosecution of international cyber criminals.
In 2010, Stangl received the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Outstanding Cyber Investigation for successfully identifying and dismantling a well-organized Cyber Crime ring of international and domestic co-conspirators. In 2015, Stangl received the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Integration Unit Citation for his efforts leading a team in sustained integrated intelligence support through analytic, operational, and outreach initiatives to more fully identify, analyze, and neutralize the activities of an identified threat country. Stangl previously served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge, leading FBI Newark Field Office’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Cyber and Counterintelligence Branch in Newark, New Jersey.
Stangl holds a Bachelor of Science from Peru State College, Nebraska, a Master of Business Administration from Monmouth University, New Jersey, and a Master of Science in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania.