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E.W. Priestap Named FBI HQ Counterintelligence Division Assistant Director

FBIE.W. Priestap, formerly deputy assistant director of the FBI intelligence directorate’s intelligence operations branch, has received appointment as assistant director of the counterintelligence division at the bureau’s headquarters.

FBI said Monday he will assume his new duties early next month.

Priestap’s work at the bureau, which he joined in 1998, has covered investigations on organized crime, drugs and counterterrorism.

He has held intelligence supervisory roles as well as an assignment to FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs, where he worked with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the formulation of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

He also served as a special agent in charge at the New York field office’s counterintelligence division and section chief of the division’s counterpart at FBI headquarters.

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