Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2005

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

DIRECTOR ROBERT MUELLER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

WASHINGTON, D.C. - FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, announced the appointment of Robert J. Garrity, Jr., to the position of Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Business Process Reengineering Executive.

As Deputy CIO, Mr. Garrity is responsible for supporting the FBI's overall information technology efforts, and specifically leading the FBI's Business Process Reengineering project.

Chief Information Officer Zal Azmi said, "The FBI is in the midst of a major information technology (IT) modernization. Components of the FBI's IT systems need to be evaluated and upgraded to comply with the FBI's Enterprise Architecture, as well as support our mission. In conjunction with the IT modernization, it is necessary for the FBI to reengineer its business processes. I am confident that Mr. Garrity's experience will contribute greatly to the furtherance of our IT programs as well as the business reengineering project."

Prior to his appointment as Deputy CIO, Mr. Garrity served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Jackson, Mississippi Field Office. Mr. Garrity began his FBI career as a Special Agent in 1976, and has broad?based investigative experience in counterintelligence, counterterrorism and criminal investigations. He has served in the Savannah, New York, Dallas and Jackson Field Offices, and the Intelligence, Criminal Investigative, Inspection and Records Management Divisions at FBI Headquarters. Mr. Garrity received a BA in Psychology from University of Maryland, a Masters in Public Administration from University of Southern California, and a JD from University of Baltimore's School of Law.

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