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Press Release # 030
Monday, June 26, 2006

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Announces The Appointment Of Richard A. Falkenrath As Deputy Commissioner For Counter Terrorism.

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced today the appointment of
Richard A. Falkenrath as Deputy Commissioner for Counter Terrorism,
responsible for the NYPD's counter terrorism operations, including
investigations in partnership with the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task
Force, training and exercises for NYPD personnel, and risk assessment
and critical infrastructure protection of key sites within New York

"Richard Falkenrath brings outstanding national experience,
international understanding and impressive academic credentials to this
important post," Police Commissioner Kelly said. He succeeds Michael
Sheehan, who resigned in May.

Dr. Richard Falkenrath joins the Police Department from the Brookings
Institution, where he has been the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Senior
Fellow.  He was Managing Director at the Civitas Group LLC, a strategic
advisory and investment firm.

Dr. Falkenrath served in the White House from January 2001 until May
2004.  He was initially Director for Proliferation Strategy on the
National Security Council staff from January to October 2001, with
responsibility for Asian proliferation issues, missile defense, and
biological weapons proliferation.  He was also a member of the National
Security Council transition team for President-elect Bush and Vice
President-elect Cheney.

Shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, he became Senior
Director for Policy and Plans within the Office of Homeland Security and
Special Assistant to the President.  His final position was Deputy
Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor (from
January 2003 until May 2004), where he was responsible for developing
and coordinating all aspects of U.S. homeland security policy as well as
counterterrorism threat assessment and response. He was the principal
author of the National Strategy for Homeland Security and was centrally
involved in the stand-up of the Department of Homeland Security, the
Terrorist Threat Integration Center (the predecessor to today's
National Counterterrorism Center), and the FBI's Terrorist Screening
Before joining the U.S. government, Dr. Falkenrath was Assistant
Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy
School of Government . In addition, he was founder and co-Principal
Investigator of the Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, funded
by the U.S. Department of Justice.

From 1995 to 1998, he was Executive Director of the Belfer Center for
Science and International Affairs. He is the author or coauthor of
Shaping Europe's Military Order (1995), Avoiding Nuclear Anarchy (1996),
America's Achilles' Heel: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Terrorism
and Covert Attack (1998).

Dr. Falkenrath holds a Ph.D. from the Department of War Studies at
King's College  London, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. He is a
graduate of Occidental College, Los Angeles, with degrees in economics
and international relations.

Dr. Falkenrath is married to Penelope Wilson. They have two young

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