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FBI names leader for investigative tech

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Todd McCall has been named assistant director for the FBI's key investigative technology division, the agency said on June 9.

McCall took on the new job at the Operational Technology Division  in Quantico, Va. this month. The division develops and deploys technology to support the agency's intelligence, national security, and law enforcement operations.

The division's staff is an eclectic collection of FBI agents, engineers, electronic technicians, forensic examiners and analysts that work on some the agency's most significant investigations, including computer hacking, child pornography, terrorist plots and government corruption.  

McCall began his career with the agency in its Dallas Division in 1990, where he served on its Evidence Response Team. He most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Memphis Division.

Over his career, the FBI said, McCall helped manage investigations into the Oklahoma City bombing and the Sept. 11, 2001, crash of United Air Lines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa.

The agency said he has also held previous positions at the FBI Laboratory at the OTD, as well as special agent in charge of the Memphis Division.

In 2014, as he started his stint in Memphis, McCall wrote a guest column for the city's daily newspaper about the development of the bureau's Next Generation Cyber Initiative, which set long-term plans for the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to prepare for the future of crime, spying and terrorism.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Jun 10, 2016 at 9:40 AM


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