the Federal Bureau of Investigation


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, which simultaneously serves as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

A law enforcement agency, in North American English, is a government agency responsible for the enforcement of the laws.

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Operating under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI is concurrently a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence.

The Director of National Intelligence is the United States government official – subject to the authority, direction, and control of the President – required by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to:

Jurisdiction is the practical authority granted to a legal body to administer justice within a defined area of responsibility, e.g., Michigan tax law.

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A leading U.S. counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes.

Counter-terrorism incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement, business, and intelligence agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism.

Terrorism is, in its broadest sense, the use or threatened use of violence in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim.

This article is a subset article of intelligence cycle security.


Although many of the FBI's functions are unique, its activities in support of national security are comparable to those of the British MI5 and the Russian FSB.

National security is a concept that a government, along with its parliaments, should protect the state and its citizens against all kind of "national" crises through a variety of power projections, such as political power, diplomacy, economic power, military might, and so on.

The Security Service, also MI5, is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service, Government Communications Headquarters and Defence Intelligence.

Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia.


Unlike the Central Intelligence Agency, which has no law enforcement authority and is focused on intelligence collection overseas, the FBI is primarily a domestic agency, maintaining 56 field offices in major cities throughout the United States, and more than 400 resident agencies in lesser cities and areas across the nation.

The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence.


At an FBI field office, a senior-level FBI officer concurrently serves as the representative of the Director of National Intelligence.


Despite its domestic focus, the FBI also maintains a significant international footprint, operating 60 Legal Attache offices and 15 sub-offices in U.S. embassies and consulates across the globe.


These overseas offices exist primarily for the purpose of coordination with foreign security services and do not usually conduct unilateral operations in the host countries.


The FBI can and does at times carry out secret activities overseas, just as the CIA has a limited domestic function; these activities generally require coordination across government agencies.


The FBI was established in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation.


Its name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935.


The FBI headquarters is the J. Edgar Hoover Building, located in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

The J. Edgar Hoover Building is a low-rise office building located at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., in the United States.

Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are coordinated.

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