2005: Maureen Baginski

First Head of FBI's Directorate of Intelligence

Maureen Baginski started out teaching Russian for the National Security Agency (NSA) in 1979, but by 9/11 she had worked her way up the ladder to become the third highest ranking official in the NSA. She headed the NSA's largest division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate.

After 9/11, Baginski was charged with establishing the FBI's brand new intelligence program. She served as the executive assistant director for Intelligence for two years, helping the FBI develop its intelligence capabilities and identify threats before they became attacks.