William L. Hooton – Assistant Director, Records Management Division
Hooton was born and raised in Austin, Texas, earning
a degree in Business Administration from the University
of Texas in 1975. He began his government service with
the IRS in 1970, while still in school. While at the
IRS, he designed one of the very first practical systems
utilizing digital images and optical disks in a system
that processed 85,000 tax returns a day. In 1983, he
moved to the National Archive,s where he directed a
program that tested the feasibility of substituting
digital images for physical records and microform.
1990, he left federal service and worked in the commercial
sector in a number of senior executive assignments
including president and CEO of Tower Software, a records
management software company; and corporate vice president
of Science Applications International Corporation.
Mr. Hooton has been a director on a number of boards
of high-tech companies both public and private.
joined the FBI in January, 2002 as assistant director,
Records Management Division, and is also the FBI's records
officer. He has also served as deputy executive assistant
director for Administration.