FBI gains deputy CIO

The FBI's CIO is getting a deputy from the bureau's ranks of special agents.

The bureau announced today that Robert J. Garrity Jr. would be the deputy CIO and business process re-engineering executive. He will be especially responsible for the FBI's Business Process Re-engineering project, the bureau said.

'The FBI is in the midst of a major IT modernization,' CIO Zal Azmi said in a statement. 'Components of the FBI's IT systems need to be evaluated and upgraded to comply with the FBI's enterprise architecture, as well as support our mission. In conjunction with the IT modernization, it is necessary to re-engineer its business processes. I am confident that Mr. Garrity's experience will contribute greatly to the furtherance of our IT programs as well as the business re-engineering project.'

Garrity comes to the job from a post as special agent in charge of the Jackson, Miss., field office. He joined the bureau in 1976 and has worked in the FBI's field offices in Dallas, New York and Savannah, Ga. His headquarters assignments have included jobs in several divisions, including intelligence, criminal investigative, inspection and records management.

Garrity has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, a master's in public administration from the University of Southern California and a law degree from the University of Baltimore.

No information was immediately available on who formerly held the deputy CIO job.

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