September 1, 2015

Harold H. Shaw Named Special Agent in Charge of FBI Boston Division

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Harold H. Shaw as the special agent in charge of the Boston Division. Mr. Shaw most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the New York Division, where he was responsible for counterintelligence, counterproliferation, and counterespionage programs.

Mr. Shaw entered on duty with the FBI in 1999 and was assigned to the New York Division. He worked as a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and investigated a variety of international and domestic terrorism matters, including the USS Cole bombing. Mr. Shaw served as a case agent following the September 11, 2001 attacks, actively developing the investigation and pursuing leads tied to the attacks for the next two years.

In 2003, Mr. Shaw was promoted to supervisory special agent and was detailed to the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center (CTC), where he served as one of the first liaison officers between the FBI and CIA in the post-9/11 era. He later served as the deputy director for law enforcement for the CTC-International Terrorism Department.

In 2005, Mr. Shaw was promoted to field supervisor in the New York Division, where he oversaw a JTTF squad responsible for international terrorism matters relating to the Middle East.

In 2007, Mr. Shaw led efforts to establish the first JTTF squad that was not centrally located within New York City to enhance the FBI’s presence and intelligence exchanges with law enforcement partners in the six northern counties around the city. His squad received the Director of National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation for their work on an international terrorism case.

In November 2011, Mr. Shaw was promoted to assistant special agent in charge within the Counterterrorism Division of the New York Division, where he provided management for the division’s international terrorism investigations. In this capacity, he led collaborative efforts to disrupt the 2013 attempted bombings of the New York Federal Reserve and worked to help identify and locate subjects tied to the Benghazi attacks.

In April 2013, Mr. Shaw was promoted to section chief and deputy director for law enforcement and returned to the CTC as a senior liaison between the FBI and CIA.

In July 2014, Director James B. Comey named Mr. Shaw as the special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division at the New York Division. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring the integration of intelligence throughout all operational programs and collaborating interoffice efforts to establish investigative priorities.

Mr. Shaw earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Norwich University. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Shaw served as an officer in the United States Army for more than nine years.

Mr. Shaw reports to Boston in early October.