President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
William B. Joyce
Mr. William B. Joyce joined the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) in 1972. Prior to becoming a Commissioner, he served as
the Deputy Chief of the CIA's Foreign Broadcast Information
Service (FBIS) engineering office from 1994 onward. In this
position he oversaw the transformation of FBIS's 50-year-old
publishing operation to a diversified on-line service providing
near-real-time access for thousands of users worldwide to
foreign media reports translated from more than 100 languages.
From 1992-1994, Mr. Joyce managed the first worldwide customer
outreach program for FBIS. During this time, he chaired a
major review of the FBIS overseas collection infrastructure
resulting in realignment of collection resources.
Mr. Joyce managed FBIS bureaus in Europe, the Middle East, and
Africa from 1979-1992 in addition to earlier assignments in
Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He managed field collection
sites responsible for monitoring broadcast and
telecommunications systems providing foreign open-source
information responsive to intelligence requirements.
Between foreign assignments, he served as chief of the FBIS
24-hour watch office, and was also responsible for tracking and
analyzing foreign broadcast and international
Before entering the CIA, Mr. Joyce worked in several
occupations: He served as a counter-intelligence officer in
the U.S. Army from 1967-1970, a general news reporter for
United Press International (UPI) in Des Moines, Iowa; and a
Public Relations Field Coordinator for the State of Illinois'
Sesquicentennial Commission from 1966-1967.
Mr. Joyce holds a bachelor's degree in English from Illinois
Wesleyan University and a master's degree in Journalism from