Maureen A. Baginski

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On April 8, 2003, Maureen A. Baginski was named by Director of the FBI Robert S. Mueller III to the newly created position of Executive Assistant Director (EAD) for Intelligence, "with direct authority for the FBI's national intelligence program." Baginski was previously the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Director at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). [1]

"As SIGINT Director at the NSA/CSS, Maureen Baginski successfully established and directed a unified program to exploit encrypted or denied information on global networks. She began her NSA/CSS career as a Russian language instructor in 1979 and went on to hold various operational management positions, including an 18-month tour as a Senior Operations Officer in the National Security Operations Center. Other highlights of her career include assignments as the SIGINT National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Executive Assistant to the Director of NSA/CSS. Her senior leadership assignments include Deputy Chief, Global Access Program; Chief, Directorate of Operations Customer Products and Services; Assistant Deputy Director for Technology and Systems and Chief, Office of the Director." [2]

Also see FBI "SPOTLIGHT ON INTELLIGENCE: Interview with Maureen Baginski."