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Harley Ray Shuler, Assistant Director, Cyber and Operational Technology (COT)

Harley Ray Shuler

Assistant Director
Cyber and Operational Technology

H. Ray Shuler, HSI Cyber and Operational Technology.

Harley Ray Shuler manages information technology programs and initiatives directly supporting HSI’s law enforcement mission and develops major advancements in technology used to combat crime.

In this role, he directs an overall combined workforce of over 500 employees and an annual budget of nearly $240 million. Mr. Shuler oversees the DHS Cyber Crimes Center (C3), which leverages highly technical assets and expertise dedicated to conducting trans-border criminal investigations of internet-related crimes, as well as the HSI Innovation Lab, which forms the agency’s centralized hub for the development of new advanced analytics capabilities, tools and enhanced business processes. In addition, Technical Operations provides the agency with cutting-edge electronic surveillance equipment and support for criminal investigations and national security operations; manages all Title-III and Linguistics Programs; and provides statistical reporting and data quality analysis.

In his previous role, Mr. Shuler served as the Deputy Assistant Director for Operational Technology. Prior to that, he was the Division Chief for Systems Development, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for HSI Nashville and the Unit Chief for the Operational Technology and Cyber Division, where he was responsible for the communications intercept program and Title-III investigations.

Mr. Shuler has held additional positions throughout his career, serving as a Section Chief for Technical Operations, Program Manager in Emergency Management, Program Manager for the Tactical Medical Program and Resident Agent in Charge of the Hendersonville, North Carolina office. Mr. Shuler has 29 years of law enforcement experience, beginning his career with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department in 1992. Mr. Shuler holds a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Gardner Webb University.

Last Updated: 04/22/2024
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