JT Mendoza

Ex DIA chief & AFOSI special agent
Expert on security, counterintelligence, risk management, travel risk, investigation
Fee: Please inquire
"More than a respected expert on insider risk/threat and other critical national security issues, JT Mendoza is a polished, confident and cogent speaker and presenter. He speaks with both grace and authority, creating an easy rapport with his audiences."
Mike Gips
President & CEO, Global Insights, LLC
Areas of Expertise

JT is available for training, consulting and speaking engagements, with notable expertise in the following areas:

  • Security, counterterrorism
  • Intelligence, clandestine operations
  • Leadership, strategy, vision
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Aerospace, military
  • Collaboration, communication
  • Inspiring, motivating
  • Crime, investigation
  • Cybersecurity, technology
  • Avoiding bias, diversity
  • Travel risk
JT's Background

An award-winning executive with 23 years of experience developing, integrating, and leading large, complex organizations, J.T. Mendoza is a highly respected leader throughout the global commercial sector, the military, law enforcement, and and the intelligence community.

J.T. was a deputy director of insider threats at the U.S. Air Force, and he served numerous roles at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), including chief of strategy, plans & programs.

With expertise in leading holistic security programs and managing multi-million dollar budgets to protect organizations, J.T. is a sought after consultant on insider risk management, leadership development and criminal investigation.

J.T. was named “Most Influential in Security” by Security Magazine and earned an award for AFCEA Meritorious Service to the Intelligence Community.

Presentation Examples
  • CI Investigations/Operations: covering lessons learned from case studies (Walker, Montes, and Snowden), and exploring investigative and operational considerations
  • Insider Risk Management for Executives: covering program development, assessment, and security program integration
  • Leadership Development: leadership principles and human factor engagement
Partnership Examples
  • SpaceX
  • Facebook
  • ASIS/GSX
  • ATAP
  • Defense Strategic Institute
  • George Washington University
  • U.S. Department of Defense Threat Lab
  • Insider Threat Summit
Listen to JT featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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