What is the FBI?
The FBI is an intelligence-driven, threat-focused national security and law enforcement organization—the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department ofJustice and a full member of the U.S. Intelligence Community. It has the authority and responsibility to investigate specific crimes assigned to it and to provide other law enforcement agencies withcooperative services, such as fingerprint identification, laboratory examinations, and training.
What does the FBI stand for?
The FBI stands for Federal Bureau of Investigation. “Federal” refersto the national government of the United States. “Bureau” is another word for department or division of government. “Investigation” is what we do—gathering facts and evidence to solve and preventcrimes.
What is the mission of the FBI?
The mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal lawsof the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners. It performs these responsibilities in a way thatis responsive to the needs of the public and faithful to the Constitution of the United States.
The FBI focuses on threats that challenge the foundations of American society orinvolve dangers too large or complex for any local or state authority to handle alone. In executing the following priorities, we will produce and use intelligence to protect the nation from threats andto bring to justice those who violate the law.
1. Protect the United States from terrorist attack
2. Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage
3. Protect theUnited States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes
4. Combat public corruption at all levels
5. Protect civil rights
6. Combat transnational/national criminal organizations and...