Bio

Mark Rossini

FBI Special Agent, Mark T Rossini’s distinguished career delving into complex criminal cases and counterterrorism matters, as well as international terrorism concerns of the FARC, ETA, Hezbollah, and Al-Qaeda, has earned him the reputation as a highly regarded expert on the subject of terrorism in the United States and throughout the world.

Mr. Rossini served as an FBI representative to the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center (CTC) at CIA Headquarters and was one of the founding executives of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).

Among his many duties at the NCTC, he was responsible for the production of the President’s Terrorist Threat Report (PTTR), and the Threat Matrix, which detailed emerging threats of terrorism. Mr. Rossini briefed the Threat Matrix at the daily 5 p.m. meetings on worldwide counterterrorism operations at the CIA to, then Director of Central Intelligence, George J. Tenet, and the executive leadership of the CIA.

Upon the conclusion of his terrorism duties, Mark Rossini became the Special Assistant to the Assistant Director of Public Affairs at FBIHQ, and was responsible for the overall operation and management of the division.

Mr. Rossini has lectured extensively at the FBI Academy, the CIA University, and numerous government and private institutions regarding the PATRIOT ACT, FISA, and the operational duties and responsibilities of the FBI, CIA, and the NCTC, and is a featured subject in several books to include:
• “Hubris” by Michael Isikoff and David Korn
• “In the Center of the Storm” by George Tenet
• “The Looming Tower” by Lawrence Wright
• “The Man Who Warned America” by Murray Weiss
• “El Palestino” by Antonio Salas
• “11 Septembre” by Fabrizio Calvi
• “The Shadow Factory” by James Bamford.

A frequent guest on the CNBC, MSNBC, and FOX Business Network, commenting on high profile criminal and terrorism investigations, Mark Rossini provides expert analysis and commentary on matters concerning terrorism, crime, and the operational duties and functions of governmental agencies which address these issues. In addition, Mr. Rossini has shared his expertise in several documentaries regarding the September 11th attacks. Of note are: “The Spy Factory” on PBS/NOVA, which is based on “The Shadow Factory,” “Les Routes de la Terreur” directed by Fabrizio Calvi which aired on ARTE 7 in Europe, “The Secrets of 9/11” on FOX News, “The 9/11 Decade” on Al-Jazeera, and “The Hunt for Bin Ladin” produced by the BBC, ITV and The Smithsonian Institution. Prior to joining the FBI, (1984 -1991) Mr. Rossini was a senior associate at Kroll Associates, an internationally recognized management consulting and corporate intelligence firm.

• Specialized training and certifications:

FBI
Advanced White Collar Crime
Surveillance Photography
Counterintelligence Course
Certified Undercover Agent
Street Survival School
CIA
Directorate of Operations Course
Intel Officers Course
WMD Basic Conference
Certified Police Instructor
Supervisor Development Course
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Kellogg School of Management
Navigating Change

• Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, State University of New York at Purchase
• Languages: Fluent in Spanish, Proficiency in Italian and French

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