Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 7, 2006

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

Kevin Favreau Appointed Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office

Washington, D.C. – FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III today announced the appointment of Kevin Favreau as Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The Counterintelligence Division provides centralized management and oversight for all Foreign Counterintelligence (FCI) investigations in the Washington Field Office territory. The territories covered by the Washington Field Office are the District and Columbia and 13 counties and independent cities in Northern Virginia.

Mr. Favreau brings to the position extensive management experience, informed by over 23 years of service in the FBI, with 18 years experience in espionage and counterintelligence investigations. His career with the FBI began in 1983 in the Boston Division as an intelligence analyst working counterintelligence and counter terrorism matters. In 1988, Mr. Favreau became a Special Agent and he was assigned to the Pittsburgh Division where for the next eight years he primarily worked counterespionage and counter terrorism.

Mr. Favreau currently serves as Chief of the new Domain Support Section at FBI Headquarters, a position he has held since August 2005. In this position, Mr. Favreau coordinates all FBI Counterintelligence outreach to the U.S. Intelligence Community, academia, and the private sector.

In 1996, Mr. Favreau was assigned as a supervisor at FBI Headquarters in the National Security Division’s Operational Training Unit where he provided training to FBI agents and other intelligence community personnel on counterintelligence issues. He also traveled throughout the country with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) program, where he lectured on Privacy Act and Federal legal issues pertaining to intelligence collection, and Federal Roles and Responsibilities in the event of a terrorist attack.

In April 1999, Mr. Favreau was promoted to the Portland Division, where he had supervisory oversight of all FBI investigations in the state of Oregon concerning Domestic Terrorism, International Terrorism, National Infrastructure and Computer Intrusion Program, and Foreign Counterintelligence, to include supervision of the Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force and the investigation into the criminal activities of both the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front.

In September 2001, he was detailed from the FBI to the Central Intelligence Agency as Chief of Staff of the newly created Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, an interagency counterintelligence effort involving the U.S. Intelligence Community. In May 2002, Mr. Favreau was named Assistant Section Chief of the newly created Counterespionage Section at FBI Headquarters. In June 2003, Mr. Favreau was assigned as Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Counterintelligence matters at the San Francisco Division of the FBI. In November 2004, Mr. Favreau became the Chief of the Counterespionage Section at FBI Headquarters, Washington, DC, where he coordinated all FBI espionage and economic espionage investigations with the U.S. Intelligence Community and the private sector.

Mr. Favreau is a 1988 graduate of the New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, where he received a Juris Doctor degree and a 1983 graduate of Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, where he received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science. He is a native of Clinton, Massachusetts and currently resides in Millersville, Maryland with his wife, a former FBI employee.


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