Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Special Agent in Charge (SAC)
Atlanta Field Office
Monday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Most Americans are aware that China looms large in the world of international relations. What is less known is just how great a threat China is to America’s national security. Is it true that intelligence suggests that Chinese hackers are garnering personal information of American citizens? How is China targeting American academia to steal knowledge and innovation? And how are American companies targets of economic and technological espionage?
FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Hacker will discuss the Chinese threat, economic espionage and China-related counterintelligence during this one-hour webinar.
About SAC Hacker
J. C. "Chris" Hacker entered on duty with the FBI as a Special Agent in 2000. Following graduation from the FBI Academy, he was assigned to the Jackson Division, where he worked white collar crime, public corruption, and counterintelligence matters. He was also a member of the SWAT team and a firearms instructor.
In 2008, Mr. Hacker was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent. In that role, he oversaw the Jackson Division's Counterterrorism, Special Agent Bomb Technician, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Programs and led the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). In 2010, he was promoted to the Counterterrorism Division's (CTD) National JTTF.
In 2013, Mr. Hacker was selected to serve as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Mobile Division's National Security Branch (NSB). The next year he became the ASAC of the Criminal and Administrative Branch.
In 2015, Mr. Hacker was promoted to Section Chief of the NSB at FBIHQ. In that role, he served as the Chief of Staff and Special Assistant for the Executive Assistant Director and oversaw the Executive Staff Section which enhanced the coordination of critical issues affecting the Counterintelligence Division and CTD as well as the WMD Directorate, Terrorist Screening Center and the High Value Interrogation Group.
In August 2016, Mr. Hacker began serving as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) where he oversaw all matters related to financial crimes, public corruption, civil rights, and covert operations. In March 2018, he was named Acting Assistant Director of CID.
In August of 2018, Mr. Hacker was named Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Office.
Before he began his career with the FBI, Mr. Hacker earned a Bachelor of Science in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and served five years with the Lexington Police Department. He is married to Kristy and they have two children, Taylor and Jack.