Friday, June 09, 2006, 6/09/2006 08:12:00 AM

FBI Appoints Economic Espionage Agent as New Special Agent in Charge of DC Office

From the FBI Press Room, a report concerning the appointment of Kevin Favreau as the new Special Agent in Charge of the DC Field Office. That office covers the District of Columbia and 13 counties of Northern Virginia, many of which are home to some of the most important and sensitive government and defense contractors.

Most interesting is Agent Favreau's recent background since November 2004 as the Chief of the Counterespionage Section at FBI Headquarters where he coordinated all FBI espionage and economic espionage investigations with the U.S. Intelligence Community and the private sector.

Does his new appointment mean a greater emphasis on economic espionage and trade secrets theft investigations in and around Washington and especially in Northern Virginia?

Time, presumably, will tell.

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