Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2008

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

FBI Director Names New Associate Deputy Director and Assistant Director of Finance

Timothy P. Murphy has been named Associate Deputy Director (ADD) of the FBI, in charge of FBI personnel, budget, administration, and infrastructure. Mr. Murphy, a 19-year veteran, currently serves as Assistant Director of the FBI’s Finance Division.

“Tim brings a wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership to the ADD position,” said Director Robert S. Mueller, III. “I have the utmost confidence that he will build on the progress in our core business functions, with a continued focus on critical administrative matters and strategic reform.”

Mr. Murphy entered on duty as a special agent in September 1988. Since joining the FBI, Mr. Murphy has served in four field offices, including Newark, Tampa, Washington Field, and Cincinnati, in addition to four different positions at FBI Headquarters. While in the field, Mr. Murphy managed a variety of investigative matters, including counterterrorism, organized crime/drugs, as a pilot in the aviation program, and within the Special Operations, Technical Operations, Undercover Operations and Surveillance programs. Mr. Murphy also served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Washington, D.C. field office, as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division, and as a member of the Director's SAC Advisory Committee.

At FBI Headquarters, Mr. Murphy served in several positions including Supervisory Special Agent in the Executive Development and Selection Program, Unit Chief of the Senior Executive Service Unit, Unit Chief of the Director's Research Group and Special Assistant to FBI Director Mueller. As the Director’s Special Assistant, Mr. Murphy provided counsel to the Director on a variety of policy, budget, and administrative matters. He also assisted in the preparation for the Director's events and meetings, domestic and international travel, and ensured the resolution of day to day issues.

Mr. Murphy’s appointment follows the retirement of Joseph L. Ford, who is retiring from the Bureau after 30 years of distinguished public service. As the FBI’s first ADD, Mr. Ford led the establishment of a new branch to manage FBI personnel, budget, administration, and infrastructure as part of a broad internal realignment to better support our organizational priorities. He served across the country in four FBI Field Offices and at FBI Headquarters, including in 2002, as Inspector in Charge of the Enron Task Force, which also investigated Enron’s auditing firm, Arthur Andersen.

“Under his leadership as ADD, the FBI successfully established a more mobile connectivity for the FBI workforce via a Bureau-wide Blackberry program, implemented a web-based time and attendance system, deployed the first phase of the next-generation information management system (SENTINEL), enhanced the FBI's strategic planning capabilities with the Strategy Management System, and worked to develop new career paths and plans to upgrade the FBI Academy ,” Mueller said. “I would like to thank Joe for the sacrifices he has made and for his many contributions that have framed the FBI’s transformation and continued progress.”

During his tenure, Mr. Ford managed investigations across a variety of criminal programs including reactive and white-collar crime, public corruption and government program fraud, and health care fraud. Mr. Ford led the FBI's national investigation of Columbia/HCA Healthcare, which resulted in numerous convictions and a record $1.6 billion criminal/civil recovery. For his role in the investigation, he received the Director's Award for Excellence in Investigation and the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service.

Director Mueller has also selected Richard L. Haley, II, as Assistant Director of the FBI’s Finance Division and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Haley, formerly the Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Finance Division, has worked with the FBI's budget, procurement, and accounting operations since joining the FBI in 2005. “Rich brings an extensive professional background as a career budget and finance officer,” said Director Mueller. “He will provide a seamless transition to the FBI’s Finance Division and will continue to manage the FBI’s budget, procurement and accounting operations totaling over $6 billion.”

Mr. Haley, having previously served as the Deputy Budget Director and Assistant Director of Budget at the Department of Justice, was responsible for financial oversight of the law enforcement and litigating components. Mr. Haley also worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce Department, overseeing its Business Management Fund. He began his government career as a budget examiner at the former Immigration and Naturalization Service and DOJ's Justice Management Division. And before that, he served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. In 2007, Mr. Haley was awarded the Director's Award for Excellence in Management.

 


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