April 16, 2018: Nancy McNamara was appointed as the Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday, April 13, 2018. McNamara was most recently the Assistant Director of the FBI’s Inspection Division. In her new post, McNamara will oversee the FBI’s second-largest field office, which is responsible for protecting Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. McNamara started her career as an FBI Special Agent in 1996 at the New York Field Office. In 2007, McNamara was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the Los Angeles Field Office. She returned to FBI Headquarters in 2009 as the Chief of the Public Corruption/Civil Rights Section, overseeing public and international corruption and civil rights investigations. In 2010, McNamara was named the Special Agent in Charge of the Milwaukee Field Office. She returned to Headquarters one year later as the Deputy Assistant Director at the Counterintelligence Division, where she worked until 2013. The FBI is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.