Robert Osgood

Mason telecommunications director Bob Osgood
Titles and Organizations

Director of Digital Forensics and Interim Director for TCOM, Instructional Professor; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-5443
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 3800

Personal Websites


Robert Osgood (Bob), an engineer/C.P.A., is a 26-year veteran FBI Computer Forensics Examiner and Technically Trained Special Agent. His specialties include digital forensics, data intercept, cybercrime, enterprise criminal organizations, espionage, and counter-terrorism. In the course of his work, he has performed digital forensics research and development and created unique new software tools for computer forensic law enforcement. He has also been employed as Project Director for ManTech International Corp. working in the Computer Forensic Intrusion Analysis Division. He formed the first FBI computer forensics squad in 2000, served as the Chief of the FBI’s Digital Media Exploitation Unit, and was part of the team that executed the first court-authorized digital computer intercept.  Mr. Osgood managed and deployed the Washington D.C. gunshot detection system.

Bob teaches Digital Media Forensics, Network Forensics, Incident Response, and Fraud Analytics, and he has taught digital forensics and cybercrime internationally. 

Bob is a Certified Public Accountant, Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), member of Infragard’s Cyber Special Interest Group, and Mason representative to the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Data Analytics Subcommittee.  

Bob is one of Mason's original designers of the MS in Computer Forensics program.

Research Interests

Computer Forensics