Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 23, 2004

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

FBI Director Mueller Names Kerry E. Haynes Assistant Director,
Investigative Technologies Division

Washington, DC - Director Robert S. Mueller III announced today that he has named Mr. Kerry E. Haynes to be Assistant Director of the FBI's Investigative Technology Division. Prior to this appointment, Haynes served as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Directorate of Science and Technology's detailee to the FBI.

As Assistant Director of the Investigative Technology Division, Haynes will lead efforts to develop and provide state-of-the-art technical support and expertise to enhance the FBI's investigative efforts. He will also oversee forensic services related to the collection and processing of computer, audio, and visual media to ensure such evidence is fully exploited for its intelligence value.

Director Mueller said, "For the FBI to successfully address evolving threats, we must develop new investigative technologies as well as tools to turn digital evidence into useful intelligence. Kerry Haynes is uniquely qualified to head up these efforts, and I am confident that he will keep the FBI's investigative technology on the cutting edge."

Haynes brings to his new position decades of experience managing sophisticated technical operations. Early in his career, he served in three CIA Directorates in various operational capacities. Haynes has managed programs related to technical collection operations, equipment development, and intelligence community partnerships. Over the course of his federal service, Haynes received several prestigious awards, including the Donovan Award for extensive accomplishments in counterterrorism, and a Certificate of Merit for performance under wartime conditions.

Mr. Haynes holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University in Los Angeles, and advanced degrees in Government and International Relations from Claremont Graduate School in California.