Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 16, 2007

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

JANICE K. FEDARCYK NAMED SAC IN LOS ANGELES
Fedarcyk will lead the Counterterrorism Division of the Los Angeles Field Office

Washington, D.C. – Janice K. Fedarcyk, a 19-year veteran of the FBI, has been named as the Special Agent in-Charge (SAC) of the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI’s Los Angeles Office. Director Robert S. Mueller III appointed her to this position earlier this month. In her new role, SAC Fedarcyk will lead a diverse team of professionals assigne to fighting domestic and international terrorism in one of the FBI’s largest offices. She is replacing Warren T. Bamford who was recently appointed as SAC of the FBI’s Boston office.

Ms Fedarcyk will return to the office where her FBI career began in 1987 when she investigated Organized Crime, Drugs, Money Laundering and Gang matters. In November 1996, Ms. Fedarcyk was promoted to FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ), Criminal Investigative Division as a supervisor in the Strategic Information Operations Center, where she coordinated FBI response to domestic and international crisis and special events. In 1998, Ms. Fedarcyk was selected as the first FBI liaison assigned to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She transferred to the Baltimore Division in 1999, where she supervised an Innocent Images National Initiative squad investigating the online sexual exploitation of children.

In 2001, Ms. Fedarcyk was assigned to the Inspection Division, FBIHQ, as an Assistant Inspector-Team Leader. In 2003, she was selected as the Assistant Section Chief of the Terrorist Financing Operations Section within the Counterterrorism Division. Her subsequent promotion to Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge (ASAC) in the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, included oversight of FBI components which furnished behavioral analysis and consultation on a variety of investigative matters, including terrorism threats; weapons of mass destruction; and, domestic and international terrorism.

In March 2005, Ms. Fedarcyk was promoted to serve as the FBI's representative to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning. Ms. Fedarcyk was instrumental in leading the development of a classified national strategic operational plan in the war on terrorism. In September 2006, she was a group recipient of a Meritorious Unit Citation presented by the Director, NCTC, for contributions to the Interagency Counterterrorism Strategic Planning Community.

In January 2006, Ms. Fedarcyk was promoted to the position of Inspector at FBIHQ. In that position, she led inspection teams in comprehensive assessments of FBI offices and entities.


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