Tuesday, January 12, 2010

FBI's top cybersecurity official to lead bureau's DC field office

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top FBI official for cybersecurity is taking over the bureau's D.C. field office.

Katherine Schweit, a spokeswoman for the FBI field office in Washington, confirmed that assistant director Shawn Henry has been chosen to take charge of one of the most high-profile FBI offices in the country, one which frequently investigates members of Congress, espionage and international terrorism.

Henry, 47, was born in New York City and started his bureau career at the Washington office. Since becoming the FBI's point man on cybercrime in 2008, he has expanded the bureau's global reach to battle hackers who often strike American companies from overseas.

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