(Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) named Supervisory Special Agent Julie S. Cabus as the new deputy assistant secretary and assistant director for the DSS Training Directorate. In this role, Cabus oversees implementation of all security and law enforcement training programs and policies for the State Department, including those conducted at the DSS Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC). Located in Blackstone, Virginia, FASTC is the nation’s largest training facility dedicated to preparing the Foreign Service community to work safely overseas. Her directorate also includes the Office of Antiterrorism Assistance, the Office of Mobile Security Deployments, and the Office of Technical Security Engineering.
Cabus has been a special agent with DSS for more than two decades. Prior to her current role, she served as the acting assistant director for the DSS Threat Investigations and Analysis Directorate and as the deputy assistant director for the Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis.
Cabus has served at a number of domestic and overseas locations, including at several high-threat U.S. diplomatic posts. Her most recent high-threat assignment was as the senior regional security officer at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. In this role, Cabus oversaw a multitude of programs designed to protect State Department facilities, people, and information at three diplomatic posts. Cabus also has served Afghanistan, Australia, Algeria, Pakistan, Niger, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Cabus is the daughter of Jason and Amory Stansfield of Manchester, Conn. She graduated from Manchester High School and received her undergraduate degree in political science from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa. Cabus, her husband, and her three children live in W. Springfield, Va.
DSS is the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Department of State. Located in more than 170 countries and in 33 U.S. cities, DSS has the largest global reach of any U.S. law enforcement agency.