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December 15, 2015

Randall C. Thysse Named Special Agent in Charge of Omaha Division

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Randall C. Thysse as the special agent in charge of the Omaha Division. Mr. Thysse most recently served as the deputy assistant director for the FBI’s Operational Program Branch of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. In this capacity, he oversaw the full range of the CJIS Division’s crime reduction and terrorism prevention programs and initiatives, which include the National Crime Information Center, National Data Exchange, and the Uniform Crime Reporting. He also managed the CJIS Division’s contract and administrative functions, to include the construction of the new Biometrics Technology Center.

Mr. Thysse entered on duty with the FBI in 1989 and was assigned to the Omaha Division, where he specialized in white-collar crime.

In 1998, Mr. Thysse was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Financial Fraud Unit of the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, D.C.

In 2000, Mr. Thysse was promoted to supervisory special resident agent at the Helena Resident Agency, Salt Lake City Division, where he oversaw six offices and all violations the FBI investigates.

In 2002, Mr. Thysse was named a unit chief in the Counterespionage Section of the Counterintelligence Division at FBIHQ. In this role, he was responsible for the Cuban espionage, insider threat, and unauthorized disclosure of classified material programs.

In 2005, Mr. Thysse was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the National Security Branch of the Memphis Division.

In 2008, Mr. Thysse was name the section chief of the Global Counterintelligence Section of the Counterintelligence Division, where he managed counterintelligence matters related to all countries except Russia and China.

In 2011, Mr. Thysse was named special agent in charge of the New York Field Office’s Counterintelligence Division, during which time he addressed all traditional counterintelligence, counter proliferation investigations, and issues at the United Nations.

Mr. Thysse holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in financial management and accounting from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree in business administration from Drake University and is a certified public accountant. He is married and has two children.

Mr. Thysse reports to Omaha in the middle of February.