Counterterrorism center picks Brock for second in command

The National Counterterrorism Center has tapped Kevin Brock to be principal deputy director, replacing Arthur Cummings.

Brock, a 22-year FBI veteran, will work with center director Scott Redd to help the organization analyze and integrate terrorism intelligence and conduct strategic operational planning for counterterrorism activities for all parts of the government.

Before coming to NCTC last week, Brock served as the FBI's assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence since June 2004.

Cummings, who will return to a senior management position in the bureau, had been second in command at NCTC since November 2004.

Brock becomes the second high-ranking official to join NCTC this summer. Redd replaced John Brennan in September after the Senate confirmed him. Brennan, who formally retired last week, became president and chief executive officer of the Analysis Corp. of Fairfax, Va.

Redd served 36 years in the Navy and has held top policy posts at the Defense Department. He also has served as deputy administrator and chief operating officer of the now-defunct Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

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