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The Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch (CCRSB) is a service within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The CCRSB is responsible for investigating financial crime, white-collar crime, violent crime, organized crime, public corruption, violations of individual civil rights, and drug-related crime. In addition, the Branch also oversees all computer-based crime related to counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal threats against the United States.
Leadership[edit | edit source]
Headed by an FBI Executive Assistant Director, the CCRSB is responsible to the FBI Director through the Deputy Director. As a unit of the FBI (which is a division of the United States Department of Justice), the NSB is ultimately responsible to the Attorney General of the United States. In addition, the critical role the NSB plays within the United States Intelligence Community places it within the overview of the Director of National Intelligence.
The current Acting CCRSB Executive Assistant Director is Kevin L. Perkins, who is the Assistant Director of the CCRSB's Criminal Investigative Division.
Organization[edit | edit source]
The CCRSB was formed by the unification of the FBI's various traditional crime fighting units.
- FBI Criminal Investigative Division
- FBI Cyber Division
- FBI Critical Incident Response Group
- FBI International Operations Division
- FBI Office of Law Enforcement Coordination
Future[edit | edit source]
It is speculated that the establishment of a National Security Branch and more traditional Criminal Investigations Branch within the FBI this will lead to the formation of "career paths" for FBI Special Agents; meaning that once a new agent has completed Special Agent Training at FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and has completed the mandatory probationary period, that he or she will choose to go into the National Security Branch, or go into the "Criminal" part of the Bureau and focus on crimes such as organized crime, narcotics, civil rights violations, fraud, and violent crime. Some advocates of this new program say that this re-organization will help the fight against terrorism by making it less bureaucratic.
References[edit | edit source]
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- Federal Bureau of Investigation Website
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