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National Counterintelligence Executive

William Evaninaevanina

Bill Evanina has 25 years of service in the U.S. Government, 18 of which are in the FBI. Prior to his selection as NCIX, he served as the chief of CIA’s Counterespionage Group where he led personnel from multiple Intelligence Community agencies in an effort to identify, prevent and neutralize espionage related activities by foreign intelligence services.  

Prior to his CIA assignment, Evanina served for two years as the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, where he led operations in both the Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Divisions.   

In 2010, Evanina served as special assistant in the FBI’s National Security Branch where he oversaw policy formulation, training, and finance of the National Security Branch. Prior to this role, he served as assistant section chief of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division.

Evanina began his FBI career in 1996 and was assigned to the FBI’s Newark, N.J. Division where he investigated organized crime and violent crime matters. Subsequent to 9/11, he was assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force investigating counterterrorism matters and participated in the Flight 93, Anthrax, and Daniel Pearl investigations. Mr. Evanina was selected as a supervisory special agent within the JTTF in 2004 and led the espionage investigation of convicted spy Leandro Aragoncillo.

In 2006, Evanina served as the senior supervisory special agent of the FBI’s Trenton, N.J. Resident Agency.

Evanina was born and raised in Peckville, Pa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pa. and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arcadia University in Philadelphia, Pa. Evanina is married and has one child.


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