Mark Rossini became an FBI Special Agent in July 1991, working on white-collar crime cases for six years. In 1997 he transferred to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and worked on international terrorism matters, serving as the New York JTTF FBI representative to the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center (January 1999 – January 2003).
In January 2003, Rossini became a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and helped start the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Rossini produced the President’s Terrorist Threat Report (PTTR) and the Threat Matrix, daily briefing the Director of Central Intelligence and the executive leadership of the CIA on worldwide counterterrorism operations.
In September 2005, Rossini became the Special Assistant to the Assistant Director of Public Affairs at FBI HQ and was responsible for the overall operation and management of the division. He has lectured at the FBI Academy, the CIA University and many government and private institutions on the operational duties and responsibilities of the FBI, CIA and the NCTC.
In July 2007, Rossini transferred back to the FBI’s New York office where his last assignment was as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Intelligence Division. Rossini transitioned to the private sector in November 2008.