Howard W. Cox

Prof. Howard W. Cox

Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

Howard W. Cox is a former federal prosecutor, criminal investigator and Senior Intelligence Service officer.  After almost 40 years of federal service, he retired as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations of the Central Intelligence Agency.  In this capacity, Mr. Cox supervised criminal, civil and administrative investigations conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Prior to his employment with the CIA, Mr. Cox was the Assistant Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice, where he was responsible for supervising criminal prosecutions of federal hacking and identity theft cases.  While at the Department of Justice, Mr. Cox received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award.

Prior to his service with the Department of Justice, Mr. Cox served as a manager, attorney and criminal investigator at OIG offices at the US Postal Service, the Department of Defense, and the General Services Administration.  He also served as Staff Counsel for the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Prior to his federal civilian service, Mr. Cox was also a Captain and trial attorney in the US Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  Mr. Cox also served as Law Secretary to the Hon. Sherwin D. Lester, NJ Superior Court.

Mr. Cox is an adjunct professor at George Washington University, where he teaches graduate level courses in computer forensics.  He is also an instructor with the Graduate School USA, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, where he teaches courses related to procurement fraud and electronic search and seizure. Mr. Cox received his AB degree from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.  He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC. 


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StingRay Technology and Reasonable Expectations of Privacy in the Internet of Everything

StingRay Technology and Reasonable Expectations of Privacy in the Internet of Everything

Federalist Society Review, Volume 17, Issue 1

Note from the Editor: This article discusses cell site simulators, also known as StingRays, and...