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Assistant Director Faron K. Paramore,
Office of Strategic Intelligence & Information

Assistant Director Faron K. Paramore Office of Strategic Intelligence & Information

Faron K. Paramore was appointed Assistant Director of the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information, effective October 11, 2020. In this position, Mr. Paramore has direct oversight of the agency’s Protective Intelligence Division, National Threat Assessment Center, Social Media Threat Platform, Targeted Violence Prevention, Suicide Bomber Interdiction, Protective Intelligence Operational Center, and Counter Surveillance activities.

Previously Mr. Paramore served as Assistant Director of the Office of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs, where he was responsible for oversight of Secret Service liaison activities with the United States Congress, the Department of Homeland Security other government agencies, the media and the general public.

A 31-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service, Mr. Paramore began his career in 1989 as a special agent assigned to the Detroit Field Office. He has risen steadily through the ranks of the agency with subsequent assignments in the Grand Rapids Resident Office, the Presidential Protective Division, and as a Congressional Fellow. Mr. Paramore assumed greater levels of responsibility with supervisory assignments as Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Recruitment Division; Resident Agent in Charge of the Grand Rapids Resident Office; and, Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Washington Field Office. In his subsequent career assignment, Mr. Paramore served as Special Agent in Charge of Congressional Affairs where he worked closely with the Department of Homeland Security Legislative Affairs Office regarding legislative initiatives that could impact the Secret Service.

Mr. Paramore was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in June 2009. During this period in his career, he served as Executive Assistant to the Director and, subsequently, as Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Congressional Affairs. He served in that capacity until his appointment to Assistant Director of the Office of Administration where he managed the fiscal responsibilities of the Secret Service. His areas of responsibility included budget formulation and execution, procurement, facilities property management, and administrative services. Following this assignment, Mr. Paramore was appointed to Assistant Director of the Office of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs February 2015.

Mr. Paramore is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Mr. Paramore holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University.