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May 16, 2008
CONTACT: Steve Hudak

FinCEN Names Amy L. Taylor as Chief Information Officer and
Associate Director for Technology Solutions and Services Division

VIENNA, Va. - James H. Freis, Jr., Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), this week announced the selection of Amy L. Taylor as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Associate Director of FinCEN's Technology Solutions and Services Division. Ms. Taylor will oversee the technical infrastructure that supports FinCEN's statutory mandate for the collection, analysis, and appropriate governmental dissemination of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data.

Ms. Taylor joined FinCEN in April 2007, serving as Assistant Director for Customer Relations Management, and has served as acting CIO for the past three months. Prior to joining FinCEN, she had over 17 years of experience in the federal government, supporting the Department of Defense. She has significant integration and infrastructure expertise and a broad base of experience in IT systems' development to include: requirements management, analysis, systems design, development, testing, deployment and training.

"I am very pleased that FinCEN will continue to benefit from Ms. Taylor's technical expertise and solid experience," Director Freis said. "Our efforts to protect the financial system will be greatly assisted by her talents as she leads and continues to build on FinCEN's efforts to leverage technology to facilitate cost-efficient filing by the industry, derive the most useful analysis from the BSA data for government, and to appropriately protect the security of the data." Ms. Taylor obtained her bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and her master's degree in Information Systems from George Washington University. She begins her duties at FinCEN immediately.