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Charles McGonigal

Charles McGonigal

Section Chief, Cyber-Counterintelligence Coordination Section

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Mr. McGonigal joined the FBI in 1996 where he has served in various FBI Divisions, including, New York, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and most recently FBIHQ in standing up a Cyber-Counterintelligence Coordination Section. Mr. McGonigal has worked extensively against Counterintelligence and Cyber threats, specifically working and managing Espionage, Economic Espionage and Insider Threat investigations. Mr. McGonigal has managed and conducted some of the most significant espionage cases impacting the U.S. Intelligence Community including the conviction of former National Security Advisor Samuel Berger and Stephen J. Kim. Mr. McGonigal spearheaded and led national security investigations with the Department of Justice and the Department of Treasury against global financial institutions ING and HSBC in violation of International Emergency Economic Powers Act resulting in over $1.0 billion in fines. In 2010, Mr. McGonigal was placed in charge of the WikiLeaks Task Force at the FBI leading to the identification and conviction of Pfc. Bradley Manning for espionage related violations. Currently, Mr. McGonigal oversees the Cyber-Counterintelligence Coordination Section focused on streamlining and de-conflicting National Security Cyber and Counterintelligence investigations. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. McGonigal worked as a corporate banker with a French-Canadian Bank headquartered in New York and worked in public accounting. Mr. McGonigal was educated in Ohio and in 2012 obtained a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. McGonigal resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his spouse Pamela and two children.

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