Weysan Dun, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Omaha Division is proud to announce that three Omaha Division employees received FBI Director’s Awards for Excellence yesterday at the 19th Annual Director’s Award Ceremony in Washington, DC. These awards offer the Director and other FBI officials the opportunity to recognize Bureau employees who make exceptional contributions to the community. The Director’s Award is considered the most prestigious within the FBI.
Receiving the “Outstanding Cyber Investigation” Director’s Award were Supervisory Special Agent Justin Kolenbrander, Special Agent James Craig and IT Specialist Robert Webber. The Cyber investigation they were recognized for was a highly successful investigation into the prolific cyber criminal enterprise attacking the Automated Clearing House (ACH) credit and debit financial system across the globe. Originating in Omaha, this investigation utilized sophisticated techniques and coordinated efforts with 56 field offices, 10 FBI offices in other countries, and seven foreign law enforcement agencies. The enduring efforts of the team resulted in a simultaneous joint international takedown with four key international law enforcement partners, subsequently eliminating the criminal enterprise.
“The initiative and leadership exemplified by these three employees is a great reflection on the Omaha Division” said Weysan Dun, “I would like to publically thank each of them for exemplary service and the positive effect it had on the community.”