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Scott Decker joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1990 and was first assigned to the Boston Division’s Bank Robbery Task Force. In 1997, he became the fourth member of the FBI’s new Hazardous Materials Response Unit. On September 12, 2001, he led a team of FBI Hazmat Officers to Ground Zero where they established a command post at the edge of the destruction. He returned from New York to head up a squad of agents—all with advanced degrees in science—in Washington, D.C. and coordinated the evolving forensics of the 2001 anthrax attack investigation.

Scott is an engaging speaker.  His current presentation, features his first nonfiction book, Recounting the Anthrax Attacks—Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI (Rowman & Littlefield), released in April of 2018.  Scott discusses developing the new science of Microbial Forensics and its use to identify the ultimate insider threat—a decorated government scientis

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Scott Decker joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1990 and was first assigned to the Boston Division’s Bank Robbery Task Force. In 1997, he became the fourth member of the FBI’s new Hazardous Materials Response Unit. On September 12, 2001, he led a team of FBI Hazmat Officers to Ground Zero where they established a command post at the edge of the destruction. He returned from New York to head up a squad of agents—all with advanced degrees in science—in Washington, D.C. and coordinated the evolving forensics of the 2001 anthrax attack investigation.

Scott is an engaging speaker.  His current presentation, features his first nonfiction book, Recounting the Anthrax Attacks—Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI (Rowman & Littlefield), released in April of 2018.  Scott discusses developing the new science of Microbial Forensics and its use to identify the ultimate insider threat—a decorated government scientists releasing deadly powders of a biological weapon of mass destruction.  During the talk, he will also present ways of protecting against future events of biological terrorism and the security operations now in place to prevent a recurrence of the 2001 anthrax attacks.  Visit his Internet site, www.rscottdecker.com to see a sample of his past speaking engagements.

He is now reserving dates for speaking and will combine this with book signings.  Contact him for engagements in the southwest and southern California areas.

Before joining the FBI, Scott earned a doctorate in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan and went on to complete a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School in its Department of Biological Chemistry.

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