Steve Gurdak is the group manager for the Washington Baltimore HIDTA’s Northern Virginia Financial Initiative (NVFI) and a member of George Mason University faculty. The initiative has served as a model SAR Review Team for over 15 years. Steve recently received FinCEN’s 2021 Director’s Law Enforcement Award “For Effectively Using Bank Secrecy Act Data to Safeguard the Financial System from Abuse by Illicit Actors.” This is just one of an impressive list of awards Steve and the NVFI has received for SAR and other BSA based investigations. Steve has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Steve regularly trains new detectives and agents. He has written a number of articles, done webinars, and various presentations promoting better financial investigation literacy.