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Christopher M. Piehota - Director, Terrorist Screening Center

Christopher M. Piehota was appointed director of the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) on April 10, 2013. Mr. Piehota most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Buffalo Field Office, where he oversaw FBI personnel and operations in western New York.

Mr. Piehota started his career as a special agent in 1995 in the Newark Field Office, where he worked in the international terrorism, domestic terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction programs. In 2002, he was promoted to FBI Headquarters and assigned to the Counterterrorism Division as a program manager for the International Terrorism Operations Section I, which provides oversight for terrorism investigations in the continental United States. Mr. Piehota became unit chief within the Terrorism Reports and Requirements Section in 2003. In this role, he managed the collection and dissemination of FBI intelligence for the U.S. intelligence community.

In 2005, Mr. Piehota was selected as a counterintelligence program squad supervisor at the Washington Field Office (WFO). He became an assistant special agent in charge at WFO in 2007 and provided program oversight for the Northern Virginia Resident Agency and the Security Operations and Technical Services branches. These branches support the field office’s counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal divisions’ technical operations and activities. In 2010, Mr. Piehota joined the TSC and served as its deputy director for operations. He managed the center’s role in the U.S. government’s 24-hour consolidated terrorist watchlisting, screening, and world-wide terrorist encounter operations enterprises.

He is a certified FBI intelligence officer and an Office of the Director of National Intelligence recognized senior intelligence officer. He also holds U.S. Intelligence Community Joint Duty Certification.

Mr. Piehota earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s degree in human resource management from Seton Hall University. He has a doctorate in human performance improvement from Capella University. Mr. Piehota served in the U.S. Air Force.

- Terrorist Screening Center webpage

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Deputy Director Mark F. Giuliano
Associate Deputy Director Kevin L. Perkins
- Office of Law Enforcement Coordination – Ronald C. Ruecker
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- Inspection Division – Nancy McNamara
- Facilities and Logistics Services Division – Richard L. Haley, II
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Executive Assistant Directors and Assistant Directors

National Security Branch
- Executive Assistant DirectorAndrew G. McCabe
- Counterintelligence Division – Randall C. Coleman
- Counterterrorism Division – John Giacalone
- Directorate of Intelligence – Eric Velez-Villar
- Terrorist Screening Center - Christopher M. Piehota
- Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate – John G. Perren

Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch
- Executive Assistant DirectorRobert Anderson, Jr.
- Criminal Investigative Division – Joseph S. Campbell
- Critical Incident Response Group – James F. Yacone
- Cyber Division – Joseph M. Demarest, Jr.
- International Operations Division – John Boles
- Office for Victim Assistance - Kathryn Turman

Human Resources Branch

- Executive Assistant Director Janet L. Kamerman
- Human Resources Division – James L. Turgal, Jr.
- Security Division – Alex J. Turner
- Training Division – Owen D. Harris

Science and Technology Branch

- Executive Assistant Director Amy S. Hess
- Criminal Justice Information Services Division – Stephen L. Morris
- Laboratory Division – Christopher Todd Doss
- Operational Technology Division – Stephen E. Richardson

Information and Technology Branch
- Executive Assistant Director and CIOJerome M. Pender
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