James “Robert” Brown, former special agent in charge of the FBI's Louisville Field Office in Kentucky, was named as the assistant director of the Operational Technology Division at the law enforcement agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C.
FBI said Friday Brown will be responsible for supporting the division as it works to deliver technologies aimed at enabling and enhancing the intelligence, national security and law enforcement operations of the agency.
Brown has almost two decades of experience in serving at the FBI. He joined the agency in 2002, assuming various responsibilities in support of its field offices in Miami, Washington, Charlotte and Columbia.
Prior to taking on his most recent role, Brown worked as deputy assistant director for the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate at headquarters. He also served as section chief in the Criminal Investigative Division in 2016, managing intelligence collection efforts and investigations of Western Hemisphere-based transnational criminal organizations.