DOJ Deputy Director, National Vetting Center
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Samuel Robinson currently serves as the National Vetting Center (NVC) Deputy Director assigned by the Department of Justice (DOJ). In his role, Mr. Robinson represents and directs DOJ equities in coordination with the NVC’s efforts to expand and improve the National Vetting Enterprise and provides policy-level guidance regarding NVC activities, resources, and mission development.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Robinson has shown a commitment to targeting priority threats through integration of intelligence and operations and through collaborations with other divisions and agencies. Mr. Robinson joined the FBI in 2003, and upon graduating from the FBI Academy, he worked criminal and counterterrorism investigations in the Newark Field Office. After completing a special assignment at FBI Headquarters in 2010, Mr. Robinson continued conducting counterterrorism investigations while expanding into counterintelligence and counter-proliferation matters in the Norfolk Field Office. In 2014, Mr. Robinson returned to FBI Headquarters, where he led a team strategically focused on targeting terrorism threat actors with a nexus to weapons of mass destruction facilitation networks. In 2015, Mr. Robinson began managing a group dedicated to Strategic Operations in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division where he led the Bureau’s efforts in global counterterrorism targeting, and overseas counterterrorism human intelligence operations. In 2016, Mr. Robinson was selected as the Chief of Staff for the Counterterrorism Division until transitioning to his current role at the National Vetting Center in 2018. To date, Mr. Robinson, using his knowledge of various threat issues, continues mitigating threat actors in the United States and around the world while strategically integrating intelligence and operations to ensure intelligence collection aligns with priority threats.