LANL hires counterintelligence chief

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By Special to the Monitor

Daniel Lee Cloyd has been named as leader of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Office of Counterintelligence starting January 2011.  
Cloyd has most recently served as assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters.
Cloyd brings to Los Alamos 25 years of FBI experience in counterintelligence (including cyber counterintelligence), counterespionage, counterterrorism, counterproliferation, intelligence, and law enforcement.
He is a recognized leader in the counterintelligence community who has figured prominently in some of the most significant counterintelligence and counterespionage operations of modern times.
Cloyd began his FBI career in 1985, and following field assignments in Buffalo, New York, and Washington, D.C., he first served at FBI headquarters in 1992 as a supervisory special agent with the Intelligence/National Security Division in Washington, D.C., with specialties in counterintelligence and counterproliferation.  
He then held such positions as chief of the Counterintelligence Section at FBI Headquarters and special agent in charge in Norfolk, Virginia, moving in 2005 to the role of deputy assistant director, Inspection Division, and in 2006 to deputy assistant director for Operations, Counterintelligence Division at which time he was among the first in the FBI to be designated a Certified Intelligence Officer.
In 2008, he was appointed assistant director, Counterintelligence Division, developing a national counterintelligence strategy and operations plans.
Cloyd holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. and a master’s in history from Harvard University.