Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 6, 2005

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

FBI DIRECTOR ROBERT MUELLER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR LOUIS BLAZY TO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS DIVISION

WASHINGTON, D.C. - FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, announced the appointment of Louis J. Blazy, to the position of Assistant Director (AD) of the Information Technology Operations Division (ITOD).

As AD-ITOD, Mr. Blazy is responsible for operating and maintaining a global information technology (IT) infrastructure in support of the Bureau's administrative, intelligence and law enforcement efforts. He will also undertake efforts to increase the quality of services through facilitation and transition of advanced technology development efforts currently underway by organizational components within the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Director Mueller said, "As the FBI continues to expand our information technology infrastructure, AD Blazy will lead our efforts to deliver quality services to our agents, analysts, and support staffs."

Prior to his appointment with the FBI, AD Blazy served in a variety of senior executive positions for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). While at HUD, AD Blazy served as Senior Advisor for IT for the Department, as Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Administration, Budget, and as Chief Financial Officer for the Office of Public and Indian Housing. Prior to joining HUD, he served as Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator for Aerospace Technology, Director of NASA's software Independent Verification and Validation Facility, and Chief of the NASA Ames's IT research division. AD Blazy also served at the Department of Agriculture, Central Intelligence Agency, Georgetown University, and at the University of Maryland University College. AD Blazy holds several degrees including a B.A., M.A., M.B.A. and a dual Ph.D. degree in Quantitative Methods (Statistics) and Human Factors (Computer) Engineering.

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