Chad Fulgham, a former IT executive at bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers, has joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as chief information officer.
Fulgham will be responsible for directing the Bureau's overall IT efforts, replacing Zal Azmi, who quit in October to join the private sector.
Fulgham spent four years in Lehman's IT department overseeing technology operations as a senior vice president, before the bank filed for bankruptcy in September.
The FBI says his experience working with multi-nationals and cutting edge technology fits well with its IT needs.
Robert Mueller, director, FBI, says: "In today's global environment, information technology remains key to how the FBI conducts its business-capturing information that can be instantly retrieved and shared as we build our investigations, providing the means to collaborate across distances, and keeping our information secure."
Before joining Lehman, Fulgham worked in computer security and information risk management for IBM, JPMorgan Chase, and Arthur Andersen.