Raytheon Co., the multibillion-dollar defense contractor, today announced it has hired Timothy Bereznay a 30-year FBI veteran and former FBI counter-intelligence chief to run the company's "FBI strategy" in the Intelligence and Information Systems division in Garland, Texas.
Last year, the FBI awarded Raytheon's intelligence division a $44 million contract to build an ambitious information-sharing system N-Dex for the Justice Department that was rolled out this month. It has been billed as a one-stop shop for access to local and state records that would enable law-enforcement and intelligence analysts to digest vast amounts of data and detect links among people and places.
Bereznay was most recently the bureau's assistant director of the counter-intelligence division, which he joined in 2002 as its deputy assistant director. He retired at the end of last year. Among his career highlights are managing the 1999 investigations of the "Russian bug" on the seventh floor of the State Department and convicted FBI agent-turned-spy Robert Hanssen.
He previously was assigned to the FBI's Washington field office, where he supervised major espionage investigations including convicted spies ex-FBI agent Earl Pitts, ex-CIA agent Harold James Nicholson, former NSA analyst David Boone and former Pentagon attorney Theresa Squillacote.
"Tim is a well-regarded veteran of the law-enforcement community and comes to Raytheon with a proven track record with the FBI," said Bernie Elero, vice president of the division's business development and strategy unit, in a statement released from the company's Falls Church, Va. office.