Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 14, 2008

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

Keith B. Bolcar Named SAC of Los Angeles’ Counterintelligence and Cyber Divisions

Keith B. Bolcar has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for Counterintelligence and Cyber in the FBI’s Los Angeles Division. Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed him to this position to replace SAC Peter Brust, who retired. Most recently, Mr. Bolcar served in a detail position at the CIA.

Mr. Bolcar entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in September 1985. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Washington Field Office. During this assignment, he investigated overseas homicide cases involving U.S. citizens, including the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988.

In December 1994, Mr. Bolcar was transferred to FBI Headquarters as a supervisor in the Middle East Unit of the Counterterrorism Division’s International Terrorism Operations Section, where he handled the FBI’s Iraq Program. In December 1997, he was transferred back to the Washington Field Office as the supervisor of the extraterritorial squad investigating terrorist incidents overseas. He traveled extensively in furtherance of these investigations, including the bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia and the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1998. Mr. Bolcar also served as the supervisor of the squad responsible for the Washington Field Office’s investigation of the 9/11 attacks.

In July 2002, Mr. Bolcar was designated as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Counterintelligence Branch at the Washington Field Office. In this capacity, he had oversight responsibility for all counterintelligence investigations handled by the FBI in the Washington, D.C. area. He was subsequently designated as the ASAC of the Washington Field Office’s Espionage Branch in December 2003, responsible for the management of all FBI espionage matters in the Washington, D.C. area. In March 2005, Mr. Bolcar was selected as the Special Assistant to the Executive Assistant Director for the National Security Branch. He served in this position until August 2006, when he was assigned to a detail position at the CIA.

Mr. Bolcar was born in Pennsylvania, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1982. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1985.

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