For Immediate Release
December 8, 2008
FBI National Press Office
Chad Fulgham Named Chief Information Officer
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III today announced the appointment of Chad Fulgham as the Bureau’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for directing the organization’s overall information technology (IT) efforts.
“In today’s global environment, information technology remains key to how the FBI conducts its business—capturing information that can be instantly retrieved and shared as we build our investigations, providing the means to collaborate across distances, and keeping our information secure,” Mueller said, noting that Fulgham’s extensive experience working with multi-national corporations and cutting edge technology fit well with the Bureau’s IT needs.
Before being hired by the FBI, Fulgham worked in the Information Technology Division of Lehman Brothers, where he served as a senior vice president in various capacities over the past four years. In addition to being credited with the transformation of much of its technological infrastructure, he was responsible for performing organizational needs assessments, developing policy and instituting IT strategies, managing budgets, directing products and services selection, and overseeing technology operations. He will have many of the same responsibilities at the FBI.
Previously, he carried out many aspects of computer security and information risk management for IBM, JPMorgan Chase, and Arthur Andersen. He is a member of three Microsoft Advisory Boards and serves on the Financial Services Industry Advisory Boards for both AT&T and Verizon.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Fulgham spent five years in the Navy where he also worked with information security, network management, and communications, ending his tour of duty at Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
Fulgham replaces Zal Azmi, who left the FBI last October to enter private industry.
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