Director, National Insider Threat Task Force
S&ET Division Executive Breakfast
Robert “Bob” Rohrer is the Director of the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF). Created in 2011 by Executive Order 13587, the NITTF leads the implementation and maturity of federal programs to deter, detect, and mitigate insider threats. Mr. Rohrer also serves as the Assistant Director for Enterprise Threat Mitigation at the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). In this role, Mr. Rohrer leads the National Operations Security (OPSEC) program, and promotes the integration of insider threat, defensive counterintelligence, and security disciplines across the public and private sectors in support of national security and counterintelligence strategic goals.
Mr. Rohrer previously served as the NCSC Deputy Assistant Director for Mission Integration in 2020, and the Deputy Director of the NITTF from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Rohrer joined the NITTF in March 2015, with a broad spectrum of experience in criminal and national security investigations, physical and electronic surveillance, and intelligence operations, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence.
Mr. Rohrer came to Washington DC in 2003, with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He was part of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) transition team, merging legacy customs and immigration investigations programs into one organization. At ICE Headquarters, Mr. Rohrer served as the the Chief of the ICE Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit, the Chief of the ICE National Security Unit, and the Senior ICE Liaison to the Intelligence Community. Mr. Rohrer began his career in 1992 as a Special Agent with the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in Los Angeles, working large-scale investigations of human smuggling/trafficking, document/benefit fraud, and other federal crimes.Mr. Rohrer has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University at Long Beach, and a Master of Science in Technology Management/Homeland Security Management from the University of Maryland, University College.