NYPD official named to homeland post

| Tuesday, March 25, 2003

The New York Police Department's top counterterrorism official will be nominated to a post in the Department of Homeland Security, The Associated Press reported.

Frank Libutti, who has headed the NYPD counterterrorism bureau for 14 months, will be nominated for the post of undersecretary for information analysis and infrastructure protection at the department.

Libutti will be responsible for analyzing intelligence from agencies such as the CIA and FBI and distributing information on infrastructure protection to local, state and federal agencies and the private sector.

Libutti is expected to be nominated and sworn into office within two months, officials said. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said Libutti would continue in his current role until his appointment.

Libutti, a retired Marine general, previously commanded the Marine Corps' Pacific Fleet.