The Program Management Office
On December 17, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was named the executive agent to establish and operate the Program Management Office (PMO) for the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), taking on responsibility for coordinating existing resources and managing additional support to further develop and deploy the NSI.
In March 2010, a PMO was established within the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to facilitate the implementation of the NSI across all levels of government. The core mission of the PMO is to assist agencies with adopting compatible processes, policies, and standards that foster broader sharing of SARs, while ensuring that privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties are protected. Primary functions of the PMO include advocating on behalf of the NSI, providing guidance to participants at all levels, and coordinating various efforts within the NSI. Given the criticality of privacy and civil liberties issues, the PMO works collaboratively with and is supported by the DOJ Privacy and Civil Liberties Office.
NSI PMO Leadership
David Sobczyk was appointed Director of the NSI PMO in April 2012. Mr. Sobczyk comes to the NSI PMO from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis, where he has led the DHS SAR Initiative Management Group.
Adam Pearlstein was appointed Deputy Director of the NSI PMO in March 2013. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pearlstein was a supervisory special agent assigned to the Guardian Management Unit in the Counterterrorism Division at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Headquarters.
David Lewis is a Senior Policy Advisor for BJA and serves as the Chief Technology Officer to the NSI PMO.