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Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Appointed as the Deputy Director in February 2021, Paul Abbate oversees all domestic and international investigative and intelligence activities for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has served previously as the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director for the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch where he oversaw all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, critical incident response, and victim assistance.

Throughout his career, Paul has held various positions leading offices across the country to include the Washington, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Newark Field Offices and served in oversees deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. Prior to his role as Deputy Director, Paul served as Associate Deputy Director where he was responsible for the management of all FBI business and administrative personnel and functions.

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