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Chats began in August 2000 and has since developed into
a weekly program run by the Office of Public and Congressional
Affairs. Representatives from the FBI answer questions
sent from the public via the Internet. The person or people
answering questions are directly involved in work relating
to the chat topic.
typically take place on Thursday afternoons, from 1 - 2
pm, Eastern Time. At the conclusion of a chat, its transcript
is placed on the FBI Chats archive page where it can be
reviewed or printed.