Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2008

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

Janice K. Fedarcyk Named SAC Philadelphia

Janice K. Fedarcyk has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI's Philadelphia Field Office. Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed her to this position to replace retiring SAC J.P. "Jody" Weis. Most recently, Ms. Fedarcyk served as SAC of the Counterterrorism Division in the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office.

Ms. Fedarcyk entered on duty as a special agent of the FBI in 1987. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, she was assigned to the Los Angeles Field Office, where she investigated organized crime, drugs, money laundering, and gang matters. In November 2006, Ms. Fedarcyk was promoted to FBI Headquarters, where she coordinated FBI response to domestic and international crises and special events. In 1998, Ms. Fedarcyk was selected as the first FBI liaison assigned to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She transferred to the Baltimore Field Office in 1999, where she supervised an Innocent Images National Initiative squad investigating the online exploitation of children.

In 2001, Ms. Fedarcyk returned to FBI Headquarters as an Assistant Inspector Team Leader in the Inspection Division. In 2003, she was selected as the Assistant Section Chief of the Terrorist Financing Operations Section within the Counterterrorism Division. Her subsequent promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, included oversight of FBI components that furnished behavioral analysis and consultation on a variety of investigative matters, including terrorism threats, weapons of mass destruction, and domestic and international terrorism.

In March 2005, Ms. Fedarcyk was promoted to serve as the FBI's representative to the National Counterterrorism Center, Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning. She was instrumental in leading the development of a classified national strategic operational plan in the war on terrorism. In September 2006, she was a group recipient of a Meritorious Unit Citation presented by the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center for contributions to the Interagency Counterterrorism Strategic Planning Community. In January 2006, Ms. Fedarcyk was promoted to the position of Inspector at FBI Headquarters. In that position, she led inspection teams in comprehensive assessments of FBI offices and entities.

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