Updated: 10/05/98
News Release

October 5, 1998

Chris Kielich, 202/586-5806

Richardson Names Director For
DOE's Office of Intelligence

Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson has selected Lawrence H. Sanchez to be the Director of the Office of Intelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy. As director, Sanchez will be responsible for foreign intelligence analysis and work closely with DOE's nonproliferation, nuclear weapons, stockpile stewardship and counterintelligence programs. The Office of Intelligence prepares and publishes current intelligence on political, military, economic and technical aspects of foreign developments affecting the department's missions. Sanchez will serve the Energy Department on detail from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) beginning at the end of October.

"Lawrence Sanchez's outstanding background in foreign intelligence will be a strong addition to the Department of Energy's extensive programs to safeguard the nation's nuclear security," said Secretary Richardson.

A CIA intelligence officer since 1984, Sanchez has served as the Executive Assistant to CIA's Executive Director and as an Assistant National Intelligence Officer for Strategic Programs. His career also has included four years in CIA's Nonproliferation Center, a one-year tour as a deputy team chief for Intermediate Nuclear Forces inspections in the Former Soviet Union, and three years as an imagery analyst.

Sanchez holds a degree in geophysics with a minor in Russian from the University of Montana.
Fluent in Portuguese and Russian, Sanchez has held powerlifting and boxing titles. A master-
qualified scuba diver, Sanchez lives in Maryland with his wife and four children.

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