FORA.tv Speaker - Michael Kortan
Michael Kortan is the Assistant Director of the Office of Public Affairs at the FBI. In this position, he manages the Bureau's public affairs operation and serves as a national spokesman. He oversees national media relations and public affairs officers in field offices; manages the application of FBI and Department of Justice policies and guidelines related to all communications matters; and interacts daily with national and international news media on issues related to the FBI. In addition, he directs other public affairs functions, such as the FBI's Internet website, speechwriting, community relations, and employee communications. From 1996 through 2000, Kortan served as chief of the International Relations Unit in the Criminal Investigative Division, where he was responsible for the oversight of the Bureau's legal attaché offices based in U.S. Embassies around the world. Prior to joining the FBI, Kortan served as a spokesperson and congressional liaison in the public affairs division of a national labor union.
04.14.12 | 00:28:54 min
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