By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — Shawn Henry, a cybersecurity expert from FBI headquarters, is the new head of the FBI Washington field office, the Washington Post reported.
Henry replaces Joseph Persichini Jr., who stepped down on Christmas Day. John Perren, special agent in charge of the office’s counterterrorism division, had been named the interim replacement following Persichini’s departure.
Henry started his FBI career in 1989 and was first assigned to the Washington field office where he focused primarily on public corruption, according to the FBI.
In 1996, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the Public Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters “with program management oversight for public corruption investigations nationwide,” the FBI said.
After several more career moves, he was named deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Divison in 2007.
The following year he was named assistant director of that division.