David M. Lowy, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Director of Security, Special Program Oversight and Information Protection, Office of the Administrative Assistant, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Lowy was the U.S. European Command Counterintelligence Coordinating Authority and EUCOM J2X Counterintelligence Branch Chief. Mr. Lowy coordinated and deconflicted counterintelligence operations, investigations and activities within the EUCOM area of operations to include coverage of 51 countries and territories in Europe. He also served as the U.S. national counterintelligence representative to NATO.
Previously, Mr. Lowy was the Acting Chief of Staff, National Counterintelligence Policy Board Executive, and Deputy Director of Outreach, for the Office of the National Counterintelligence (ONCIX) Executive. In this capacity, he managed the daily operations of ONCIX, provided oversight and management of several national level executive boards, and developed communication strategies and products to deliver key messages to the public and private sector.
Mr. Lowy served as the Deputy Director, 1st Field Investigations Region, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this role, Mr. Lowy directed criminal and major procurement fraud investigations of 301 personnel at 22 AFOSI field units supporting Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Force Reserve Command. During Mr. Lowy’s tenure, his AFOSI Region conducted over 60 major procurement fraud investigations resulting in nine criminal convictions, 50 suspensions and debarments, and over $75 million returned to the US Government. He also planned and directed CI operations and investigations to identify, neutralize, and exploit terrorist, cyber, and foreign intelligence threats to protect in-garrison personnel, resources, and operations.
Mr. Lowy deployed to Irbil, Iraq, as the Special Agent in Charge of the Strategic Counterintelligence Directorate’s Irbil Field Office. He led 33 agents, linguists, and support personnel in the conduct of strategic counterintelligence operations in a combat environment to identify, exploit, and neutralize hostile foreign intelligence, terrorist, and insurgent threats to Coalition Forces in the Iraq Theater of Operations. He successfully led his team through 153 missions covering 15,542 mission miles to service 25 counterintelligence operations.
Previously, Mr. Lowy was the Special Agent in Charge of AFOSI Detachments at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, and at Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C., as well as the Director of Operations of the AFOSI Detachment at Ramstein AB, Germany. He was also the first Chief of the Headquarters AFOSI Commander’s Action Group and served as AFOSI’s resident major procurement fraud investigator at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Sunnyvale, California. Previous to this, Mr. Lowy was a counterintelligence officer assigned to Royal Air Force Uxbridge, England. Mr. Lowy began his career in July 1991 as a criminal and base-level fraud investigator at the AFOSI Detachment on Bolling AFB.
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, California State University, Fullerton
1994 Master of Arts, National Security Affairs (Russian/Eastern European Studies); Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
2007 Air War College, by correspondence
2010 Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National War College, Ft. Lesly J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
July 1991 - July 1994, Criminal and Base-Level Fraud Investigator, AFOSI IOC Detachment 1, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
July 1994 - August 1996, Counterintelligence Officer, AFOSI Detachment 511, RAF Uxbridge, England
August 1996 - August 1997, Resident Agent, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, AFOSI Detachment 112A, Sunnyvale, Calif.
July 1999 - June 2001, Special Agent in Charge, AFOSI Detachment 332, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
June 2001 - July 2003, Director of Operations, AFOSI Detachment 515, Ramstein AB, Germany
July 2003 - August 2006, Special Agent in Charge, AFOSI Detachment 538, U.S. Embassy, Paris, France
April 2008 - October 2008, Special Agent in Charge, Strategic Counterintelligence Directorate, Irbil Field Office, Irbil, Iraq
August 2006 - August 2010, Deputy Director, AFOSI 1st Field Investigations Region, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
August 2010 - July 2012, Acting Chief of Staff, Policy Board Executive, and Deputy Director of Outreach, Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, Bethesda, Md.
July 2012 - December 2014, counterintelligence Coordinating Authority, EUCOM, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
December 14 - present, Director, Security, and Special Program Oversight, Office of the Administrative Assistant, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1999, 2001, and 2007 Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
2000 AFOSI Civilian Special Agent of the Year
2008 Secretary of Defense Medal for Global War on Terrorism
2008, 2014 Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award
2012 Office of the Director of National Intelligence Exceptional Service Award
(Current as of February 2015)