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Investigative Programs
CounterIntelligence Division

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As the lead counterintelligence agency in the United States, the FBI is responsible for identifying and neutralizing ongoing national security threats. The Counterintelligence Division provides centralized management and oversight for all Foreign Counterintelligence (FCI) investigations. It ensures that offensive operations and investigations are fully coordinated with the U. S. Intelligence Community, and focused on those countries, foreign powers, or entities which pose the most significant threat to the United States. The Counterintelligence Division integrates law enforcement with intelligence efforts to investigate violations of the espionage statutes under Title 18 of the US Criminal Code. The investigative priorities of the FCI Program are to:

  • Prevent or neutralize the foreign acquisition of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) technology or equipment
  • Prevent the penetration of the U.S. Intelligence Community
  • Prevent the penetration of U.S. Government agencies or contractors
  • Prevent the compromise of U.S. Critical National Assets
  • Conduct aggressive CI operations focusing on those countries that constitute the most significant threat to U.S. Strategic interests
History and Evolution
Focus on Economic Espionage
ANSIR: Awareness of National Security Issues and Response
Background and Cases
David W. Szady
Assistant Director
- Interview, pt 1 (7/20/04)
- Interview, pt.2 (7/20/04)
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