FBI Names Richard McFeely Cyber Branch Head, Ronald Hosko Criminal Division Asst Director

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Richard McFeely

FBI Director Robert Mueller has appointed 22-year bureau veteran Richard McFeely executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber and response services branch.

The bureau also announced Mueller named 28-year veteran Ronald Hosko assistant director of the criminal investigative division.

McFeely will help coordinate efforts with FBI partners to address new and emerging international and domestic criminal and cyber threats to national security, Mueller said in a release.

Ronald Hosko

McFeely most recently served as special agent in charge of the Baltimore field office since August 2009 and before that as deputy chief financial officer, where he oversaw the budget, acquisition and accounting.

Before taking his financial leadership role, he served as a section chief in the criminal investigative division and oversaw undercover programs starting in 2006.

Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, he assumed on-scene command of FBI efforts at the Pentagon and helped set up up a joint intelligence center with the Fairfax County, Va. police and other local agencies to share information.

He also served as lead case agent for the Oklahoma City bombing investigation in 1995.

Hosko most recently served special agent in charge of the Washington field office’s criminal division starting in 2010.

Prior to his Washington assignment, he served as deputy on-scene commander for FBI personnel supporting the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

In 2005, he supervised FBI personnel deployed to Afghanistan and served as deputy to the senior fellow law enforcement official following Hurricane Katrina, according to the FBI.

As assistant special agent in charge of the Philadelphia division, he led criminal investigation, the division’s surveillance and technical operations and served as program supervisor for crisis management.

In 2002, he served as deputy to the joint operations center commander during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and led the FBI in its interagency cooperation during the 2002 Washington-area sniper shootings.

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