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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has turned to Wall Street to fill a critical position in overseeing the agency's information technology efforts.


FBI Director Robert Mueller announced the appointment of Chad Fulgham as the bureau's chief information officer. Fulgham joins the agency from the information technology division of Lehman Brothers, where he served as a senior vice president in various capacities over the past four years.


At Lehman Brothers, Fulgham was credited with the transformation of much of its technological infrastructure, as well as developing policy, instituting IT strategies and overseeing operations. He will have many of the same responsibilities at the FBI.


"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 in announcing the hiring.


Mueller added that Fulgham's experience in working with multi-national corporations and cutting edge technologies fit well with the Bureau's needs.


Prior to Lehman Brothers, Fulgham held senior roles in computer security and information risk management at IBM, JPMorgan Chase, and Arthur Andersen.


Fulgham replaces Zal Azmi, who left the FBI last October to enter private industry.





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