Ovie Carroll is the Director for the Cybercrime Lab at the Department of Justice, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS). The Cybercrime lab is responsible for providing computer forensic and other technical support to CCIPS attorneys as it applies to implementing the Department's national strategies in combating computer and intellectual property crimes worldwide.
The Cybercrime lab supports the CCIPS comprehensive program designed to combat electronic penetrations, data thefts, and cyber attacks on critical information systems. The Cybercrime lab also provides technical support and training to improve the domestic and international infrastructure-legal, technological, and operational-to pursue network criminals most effectively. The Section's enforcement responsibilities against intellectual property crimes are similarly multi-faceted. Intellectual Property (IP) has become one of the principal U.S. economic engines, and the nation is a target of choice for thieves of material protected by copyright, trademark, or trade-secret designation.
Mr. Carroll has 20-years law enforcement experience. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Carroll was the Special Agent in Charge of the Computer Crimes Unit at the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (OIG), responsible for all computer intrusion investigations within the USPS network infrastructure and for providing all computer forensic analysis in support of OIG investigations and audits as well as the deployment, installation and monitoring of technical computer surveillance equipment in support of criminal investigations.
Mr. Carroll has also served as the Chief, Computer Investigations and Operations Branch, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Washington Field Office where he was responsible for coordinating all national level computer intrusions occurring within the United States Air Force. He has extensive field experience applying his training to a broad variety of investigations and operations.
In addition to his career fighting computer crime, Mr. Carroll has led and assisted in the planning and conduct of counterintelligence inquiries, conducted investigations into a variety of offenses including murder, fraud, bribery, theft, gangs and narcotics.