FBI deputy director to address bureau priorities in Jan. 31 public event at Auburn University

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David L. Bowdich, deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will share his thoughts on the top priorities and challenges of the bureau at a public event on Friday, Jan. 31, at Auburn University.

The event will conclude with a signing of a memorandum of understanding by Auburn Interim President Jay Gogue and Bowdich, which establishes a partnership between Auburn and the FBI.

Bowdich will speak as part of the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security’s Leaders on the Plains series moderated by Frank Cilluffo, director of the institute. The event will begin at 10 a.m. CT in the auditorium of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The public is invited to attend, but an RSVP is required and can be made by visiting this link.

“It’s a privilege to host FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich on campus,” said Cilluffo. “The MOU establishes Auburn as a partner of the FBI as it expands its workforce and operations.”

Bowdich was appointed deputy director of the FBI in March 2018. He currently oversees all FBI domestic and international investigative and intelligence activities. In his previous post as associate deputy director, he oversaw the management of all FBI personnel, budget, administration and infrastructure. He began his career with the FBI as a special agent in the San Diego Field Office, investigating violent crimes and gangs and serving as a SWAT team operator and sniper.

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