Senior Executive Service, Section Chief, Programs Development Section, Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS)
Thomas E. Bush, III, served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for over 33 years. He entered on duty with the FBI on September 8, 1975. Early in his FBI career, he worked in the Identification Division (now the Criminal Justice Information Services Division) and Information Resources Division.
He became an FBI Agent in September 1979. Following his agent training, he served at the Washington Field Office from January 1980 to February 1988 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.
In June 1990, he transferred to the Jackson Field Division as a Supervisor Special Agent until May 1996. His duties in the Jackson Division involved the supervision of Violent Crime, Drug and Civil Rights investigations.
He then relocated to the Atlanta Field Division upon his promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge and served in that capacity until July 2000.
On July 31, 2000, he became a member of the Senior Executive Service upon his promotion to the position of Section Chief, Programs Development Section, Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), Clarksburg WV.
On August 13, 2002, he was appointed Special Agent in Charge, St. Louis Field Division.
On December 23, 2004, Director Mueller appointed him Assistant Director of the CJIS Division.
During his tenure with CJIS he was responsible for the day to day operation of the largest division of the FBI, over 2500 employees, and a yearly budget of approximately 1 billion dollars. 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. He was also instrumental in establishing the interoperability of the FBI, DHS and DoD biometric systems.
Following his retirement on March 6, 2009, he established a consulting business, Tom Bush Consulting, LLC. In that capacity he has provided consulting services to clients seeking access to and support regarding opportunities across the Homeland Security community.