Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 19, 2008

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

Michelle Ann Jupina Named SAC of Washington Field Office's Intelligence Division

Michelle Ann Jupina has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of Intelligence for the Washington field office. Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed her to this position to replace SAC Timothy Healy, who is returning to FBI Headquarters as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Directorate of Intelligence. In this position, Ms. Jupina will oversee the Washington field office's Intelligence Division.

Ms. Jupina entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in 1996. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, she was assigned to the Washington field office, where she conducted investigations in cyber, white collar crime, criminal, and counterintelligence matters. While at Washington Field, she received the United States Attorney's Award for leading a high-profile cyber investigation. Ms. Jupina later became a Supervisory Special Agent in the National Infrastructure Protection Center, and later in the FBI's Cyber Division, where she focused on computer intrusion and malicious code investigations.

During her career with the FBI, Ms. Jupina also served as Special Assistant to the Executive Assistant Director (EAD) of the National Security Branch (NSB), the EAD of Intelligence, and the Deputy EAD of Administration. In those positions, she played a key role in strengthening the FBI's intelligence program and in the establishment of the Directorate of Intelligence and the NSB.

Prior to her appointment as SAC, Ms. Jupina served as the Section Chief of the NSB Executive Staff. In that position, she oversaw the coordination of the national security budget, performance metrics, strategy, training, human resource matters, information technology matters, communications, and policy issues that cut across the five NSB components: the Counterterrorism Division, the Counterintelligence Division, the Directorate of Intelligence, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, and the Terrorist Screening Center.

Ms. Jupina has more than 17 years of federal government service. Before joining the FBI, she worked for the Department of Defense. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and the Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Jupina holds a Master's degree in Engineering, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.


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