Tuesday, April 15, 2008

FBI Names Cyber Security Head for L.A. Division

Via UPI.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has named a new head of counterintelligence and cybersecurity for the agency's Los Angeles division.

FBI Director Robert Mueller announced the appointment of Keith Bolcar to the post. Bolcar, a more than 20-year FBI veteran, will replace Peter Brust, who officials say has retired, the FBI reported.

Bolcar has been involved with a long history of counter-terrorism investigations including the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Officials say Bolcar has also served as a supervisor of the International Terrorism Operations Section of the FBI's Middle East Unit, Counter-terrorism Division where he worked on the FBI's Iraq program.

Bolcar has worked on investigations including the "bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia and the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1998. Mr. Bolcar also served as the supervisor of the squad responsible for the Washington Field Office's investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks," the release said.

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