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Jerome Pender Named FBI IT Branch Lead

FBI photo of Jerome Pender (second from left)

FBI Director Robert Mueller has promoted Jerome Pender to executive assistant director of the information and technology branch, the bureau announced Wednesday.

Prior to this promotion, Pender served as deputy assistant director of the criminal justice information services division.

He joined the FBI in 2003 as deputy assistant director of that division’s information services branch.

In that capacity, he helped carry out projects including the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, the National Crime Information Center 2000, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and the Law Enforcement Online service.

He has also led led the bureau’s National Data Exchange, Next Generation Identification, UCR Replacement and biometric interoperability programs.

Before joining  the bureau, he served as executive IT director for global financial services firm UBS.

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