Federal Bureau of Investigation
Common name Federal Bureau of Investigation
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The Counterintelligence Division (CD) is a division of the National Security Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Division protects the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage. It accomplishes its mission by interacting with the local law enforcement and other members of the United States Intelligence Community. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Division's funding and manpower have significantly increased.

Leadership[edit | edit source]

The Counterintelligence Division is headed by Assistant Director, who reports to the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI National Security Branch. The current Assistant Director is C. Frank Figliuzzi, who was appointed by FBI Director Robert Muller on February 7, 2011.[2]

Organization[edit | edit source]

The Counterintelligence Division has four branches:

  • Counterespionage Section - prevents foreign intelligence agencies from successfully gathering and collecting intelligence
  • FBI Counterproliferation Center - detect, deter, and defeat the threat posed by state-sponsored groups, individuals, and organizations attempting to acquire weapons of mass destruction or other sensitive technologies
  • Counterintelligence Strategy and Domain Section - coordinates all FBI counterintelligence outreach to the United States Intelligence Community, academia, and the private sector
  • Economic Espionage Unit - investigating economic espionage under the Economic Espionage Act

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Quick Facts". Federal Bureau of Investigation. http://www.fbi.gov/quickfacts.htm. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. C. Frank Figliuzzi Appointed as Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, FBI National Press Office, 2011-02-07

External links[edit | edit source]

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