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FBI Special Agent Wayne A. Barnes (Retired) speaks about interviewing the FBI way

Wayne A. Barnes speaks at Ted-X talk in Florida about Interviewing in the FBI

Retired FBI Agent Wayne A. Barnes speaking in Florida

FBI Special Agent Wayne A. Barnes (Retired) worked Foreign Counter-Intelligence in the FBI in Washington, D.C. for many of his 29 year career. He was responsible for and handled the defection of many high-ranking Eastern Bloc Intelligence Officers, and debriefing them prior to their resettlement throughout the U.S.

As a result of several critical interviews of employee-applicants to the FBI who were interviewed by Barnes, the Personnel Security Interview format and protocol was developed and is in use by federal agencies since the 1980s.

Wayne Barnes was invited to lecture to the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) as a “Ted-X Talks” speaker in March, 2016. He spoke in detail about several cases which could have compromised internal security within the FBI if applicants had not been identified as potential spies.

Wayne Barnes now works as a private investigator for major corporate clients involving thefts, product counterfeiting, intellectual property infringement, insurance fraud, civil and criminal investigations, background investigations, and other major cases.

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DATA SECURITY PODCAST 7/29/2008: Discussion regarding Medeco Security

i was interviewed by Ira Victor with regard to Medeco security and its relation to cyber security issues. The interview is available on line.

Other interviews are also available at

This was posted on their site on July 29, 2008.

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