FBI Names Espionage Chief Veteran Agent Will Lead Counterintelligence Office

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A veteran FBI agent who began his career as a support employee in the bureau's Baltimore field office in 1976 was named yesterday to head the FBI's counterintelligence division in Washington.

Timothy D. Bereznay, who was serving as acting assistant director of the division, was appointed by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III.

"Tim Bereznay has over 23 years of experience in espionage and counterintelligence investigations. This unique and valuable experience makes him highly qualified to lead the FBI's efforts to identify and neutralize national-security threats," Mr. Mueller said.

The division provides centralized management and oversight for all counterintelligence investigations conducted by the FBI.

The division also ensures that all counterterrorism operations and investigations are coordinated with the director of national intelligence and the U.S. intelligence community and focused on those countries, foreign powers, or entities that pose the most significant threats to the United States. …