Board of Advisors

Thomas Bush III
Thomas E. Bush, III, served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for over 33 years. Early in his FBI career, he worked in the Identification Division (now the Criminal Justice Information Services Division) and Information Resources Division.

Following his agent training, he served at the Washington Field Office, where he was assigned Bank Robbery and Fugitive matters. Upon his promotion, he returned to FBI Headquarters to work in the Criminal Investigative Division as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Fugitive/Government Reservation Crimes Unit of the Violent Crime and Major Offender Section.

Mr. Bush transferred to the Jackson Field Division as a Field Supervisor, where he was responsible for the supervision of Violent Crime, Drug and Civil Rights investigations. He relocated to the Atlanta Field Division upon his promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge.

Mr. Bush became a member of the Senior Executive Service upon his promotion to the position of Section Chief, Programs Development Section, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. He was subsequently appointed Special Agent in Charge, St. Louis Field Division. Director Mueller appointed him Assistant Director of the CJIS Division in 2004.

During his tenure with the CJIS division he was responsible for the daily operation of the largest division of the FBI, with over 2500 employees and a budget of approximately $1 billion. Known for providing critical services in support of the criminal justice community, two significant IT projects – Next Generation Identification and N-DEx – were awarded by CJIS with early increments delivered.