Mr. David Wigmore

Assistant Professor and National Counterterrorism Center Chair

Assistant Professor and National Counterterrorism Center Chair David Wigmore brings 20 years of government experience working at, for, and with military and civilian departments and agencies of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and national security enterprise. This includes assignments in analysis, operations support, and program management in the mission space straddling foreign and domestic/Homeland threats. In 2007, he authored policy-impactful finished intelligence that received the attention of the President and led to the founding and managing of a counterterrorism and border security program. David shepherded the early effort through the National Security Council Deputies Committee, which ordered the program made permanent and expanded in 2008. Additional policy-impactful finished intelligence followed.

He is a 2011 IC Galileo innovation program finalist and in 2017, a national IC component awarded him $100,000 in seed money to explore an idea he had involving technological innovation. Mr. Wigmore has extensive experience in post-9/11/01 intelligence integration and interagency coordination between diplomatic, intelligence, law enforcement, and military partners. He completed his IC Joint Duty, modeled on U.S. Department of Defense Joint Duty, in 2014.

A former U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum collections manager before joining the IC, he has a keen interest in fostering education to warn of genocide and mass atrocity precursors.

Mr. Wigmore co-authored a 2011 article in the CIA-published, peer-reviewed professional journal Studies in Intelligence and contributed to a second article in 2016. In 2020, Tufts University's Fletcher Forum of World Affairs and the Joint Force Quarterly published articles authored by David. He is a 2019 NDU/CISA graduate and a former first responder, Americorps member, and Fulbright Scholar.