Pasquale J. D’Amuro, a veteran FBI agent who helped lead investigations of the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, the East Africa embassy bombings in 1998 and the attack on the Navy destroyer Cole in Yemen in 2000 has been named head of the bureau’s New York office, the New York Times reports. D’Amuro now is a senior FBI official in charge of counterterrorism and counterintelligence. He reeplaces Kevin P. Donovan, who is retiring.
Larry A. Mefford would succeed D’Amuro as executive assistant director for counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Mefford has 30 years of experience in law enforcement and is the author of the FBI’s plan to respond to chemical and biological attacks.
Michael A. Mason was named to head the bureau office in Washington, D.C., which also has jurisdiction over important terrorism and espionage cases. Mason has worked on undercover assignments and once headed the unit that conducts background investigations on all FBI employees and White House appointees.