JOHN J. LENKART
John has over 25 years of experience in federal law enforcement, counterintelligence, and military operations. His background includes countering national security threats in critical commercial sectors regarding hostile nation-state activity. As a former Senior Executive in the FBI, John led national programs to mitigate operational and organizational risk in investigative and strategic collection operations. John has extensive experience conducting briefings regarding critical infrastructure supply chain risk management programs to the following: Chairman of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, senior Executive Branch policy makers, C-suite executives at Fortune 50 companies, the National Security Advisor, Director of National Intelligence, Attorney General, and FBI Director.
After identifying a gap in the FBI’s ability to respond to nation-state threats hidden within commercial activity, John created the Hybrid Threat Center, a ground-breaking whole of government approach to develop and collect sustained strategic intelligence on significant threats to US critical infrastructure – specifically unwinding the nation-state activity with PRC ICT equipment manufacturing and telecommunications companies. John built a joint operational and intelligence platform to drive shared investigative action across law enforcement, intelligence, and regulatory agencies to directly impact threat actions and viability. The resulting mitigation efforts have severely degraded the adversarial threat from conducting clandestine and illegal activity in the US resulting in greater protection and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure.
John is a Homeland Protection Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. As a senior advisor to the Director of the Homeland Protection Mission Area, he assists in addressing a wide range of critical tactical and systems-level challenges related to border security, transportation security, cyber and physical security of critical infrastructure, resiliency and assured operations, integrated information for enhanced decision support, and emergency response systems. John also serves as an External Advisor to the Dominion Energy - Innovation, Technology, and Sustainability Council (ITSC).
John is a Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Cyber Team Six.