Tamika Abbott assumed her duties as the Department of State’s Director of the Security Technology Operations Division in February 2020. She leads a diverse team of employees responsible for technical security services at U.S. Diplomatic facilities around the globe.
Tamika has had a distinguished 21-year career with the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, in which she has served as the Regional Director of Security Engineering for Europe and the senior engineer in Kabul, Afghanistan; Bangkok, Thailand; Cairo, Egypt; and Lagos, Nigeria. She has also overseen the operations of multiple Washington based offices. In 2017, she was awarded Diplomatic Security Employee of the Year and acknowledged for her work in Afghanistan to establish and modify programs which saved lives and improved the overall security for that mission.