FBI Director Louis J. Freeh
announced today the appointment of Ronald L. Dick as the
Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI's National Infrastructure
and Computer Intrusion Program and as the Director of
the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC).
The mission of the NIPC is to detect, deter, warn of,
respond to, and investigate malicious acts, both physical
and cyber, that threaten the nation's critical infrastructures.
Director Freeh stated: "
Ron Dick has a wealth of experience to offer the NIPC
due to his previous assignments in the field and at FBIHQ,
specifically in the two Section Chief positions he held
in the NIPC. His energy, enthusiasm, and professionalism
will serve to lead and inspire the employees of the NIPC
as they carry out their mission to protect the infrastructures
of the United States."
Mr. Dick was designated a Special Agent of the FBI in
1977. After completing training, he was assigned to the
El Paso, Dallas, and Detroit Divisions of the FBI. In
these assignments, he investigated violent, white collar
and drug crimes.
Upon completing his assignment
with the Detroit Division in 1985, he was transferred
to FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ), Washington, D.C., as a supervisor
in the Audit Unit, Inspection Division. In January 1988,
he was assigned to the Columbia, South Carolina Office
of the FBI as Program Coordinator for the drug, white
collar crime and interstate theft programs for the state
of South Carolina.
From June 1992 to June 1996,
Mr. Dick held the position of Chief in the Computer/Financial
Institution Crimes Unit, Financial Crimes Section at FBIHQ.
The Unit was responsible for the coordination of all financial
institution fraud and computer crime investigations throughout
the United States. Mr. Dick was subsequently appointed
to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC)
for the state of New Mexico.
In September 1998, Mr. Dick
returned to FBIHQ and was assigned to the NIPC. While
with the NIPC Mr. Dick has served as the Section Chief
of both the Training, Administrative and Outreach Section,
as well as the Computer Investigations and Operations
Mr. Dick received a Bachelor
of Science Degree from New Mexico, with a major in Accounting.
He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State
of Texas. Prior to his employment with the FBI, he was
an Account Manager for the Burroughs Corporation now known
as Unisys Corporation.