Meet Your Presenter:

Mark B. Dargis

Mark B. Dargis

Supervisory Special Agent | Washington Field Office | FBI

Mark Dargis entered on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI in 2003. He was assigned to the Washington Field Office, where he specialized in counterintelligence operations and led a number of investigations to disrupt foreign intelligence collection activities by priority threat nations.

In 2012, Special Agent Dargis was promoted to FBI Headquarters, where he served as a national program manager for counterespionage operations and strategic counterintelligence outreach to the private sector.

In 2015, Special Agent Dargis was promoted to Chief of the PRC/East Asia Espionage Unit, where he provided leadership, guidance, and oversight on all FBI espionage investigations involving China and other nations in Asia-Pacific region.

In 2016, Special Agent Dargis was transferred to his current assignment at the Washington Field Office as the supervisor of a counterespionage squad. In this capacity, Special Agent Dargis directs the daily activities of assigned Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, and Task Force Officers as they conduct aggressive espionage investigations in the D.C. and Northern Virginia areas.
Prior to joining the FBI, Special Agent Dargis served over seven years as an officer in the United States Navy, and worked for three years as a marketing manager at a high-tech company in Silicon Valley.



7:45 am- 8:15 Networking

8:15 – 8:30 IAMA business

8:30 – 9:15 – Speaker Presentation

Title:  ‘Vulnerabilities from the OPM Data Breach”

Abstract:  FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Dargis will recap events surrounding the April 2015 cyber breach of investigative databases at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  SSA Dargis’ unclassified presentation will also discuss the counterintelligence vulnerabilities resulting from the loss of OPM data and steps that should be taken to protect individuals from exploitation by bad actors in the future.

9:25 – 9:30 am – Closing


A-LIST 2019

Thursday, February 28th

Georgia Technology Research Institute

250 14th Street, Atlanta, GA  32332


Q1 Meeting

Date TBD


Georgia Technology Research Institute

250 14th Street, Atlanta, GA  32332

07:45-09:30 (starts at 08:30)


Free parking is available in the GTRI Conference Center Parking garage. The entrance to the garage is on 14th Street between the GTRI Conference Center and the Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) building. Drive straight back between the buildings to the motion-activated swing-arm gate and proceed to the fourth and fifth levels of the parking garage. Take the GTRI elevator in the parking garage to the ground floor and walk along the sidewalk to the GTRI lobby entrance.

Download and print out the parking pass!

Nearby Overnight Lodging Accommodations:

Marriott Courtyard Georgia Tech

1132 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318

404) 607-1112

Marriott Suites Midtown Atlanta

35 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

(800) 228-9290

Regency Suites Hotel

975 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 876-5003


Area Breakfast Dining

Early arrivals can enjoy a hot breakfast dining at the Silver Skillet

200 14th St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30318