Steven L. Pomerantz
Mr. Pomerantz is the Director of the Homeland Security Program at JINSA which brings high ranking American Law Enforcement Executives to Israel to study best practice counterterrorism methodology. He retired from the FBI in June 1995 after a career spanning twenty-seven years. During that time period he rose from a field investigative Special Agent to the rank of Assistant Director, the third highest position in the FBI. Mr. Pomerantz has represented the FBI and the law enforcement community on numerous occasions in a variety of settings both domestically and internationally. He is an expert in the area of terrorism as well as criminal justice information. In January of 2005 he joined JINSA as Director of Counterterrorism Programs.
Mr. Pomerantz served three separate tours of duty at FBI Headquarters, including as Chief, Counterterrorism Section. In that capacity, Mr. Pomerantz had responsibility for supervision of all FBI counterterrorism investigations both domestically and abroad. He was also involved extensively in law enforcement and intelligence service liaison as part of the worldwide effort to combat terrorism.
Mr. Pomerantz also served as Assistant Director in Charge of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, the largest single organizational entity in the FBI. The CJIS Division provides technical and criminal justice information services to virtually every criminal justice agency in the United States as well as having extensive dealings abroad.
He has testified before Congress on both issues and is regularly called upon by the media to comment on issues involving terrorism and law enforcement. Mr. Pomerantz was the recipient of numerous awards and commendations during his career.
Mr. Pomerantz holds a Bachelor of Arts from New York University and attended post graduate school at the University of Southern California and Detroit University. Prior to entering the FBI he served five years in the United States Air Force, attaining rank of Captain.