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May 10, 2017

Russia
Will FBI Sacking Affect National Security?

The dismissal of FBI Director James Comey raises concerns about the government’s ability to investigate Russian meddling in U.S. elections, and the broader national security role of the agency, says …

May 15, 2017

Defense and Security
J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building Will FBI Sacking Affect National Security?

The dismissal of FBI Director James Comey raises concerns about the government’s ability to investigate Russian meddling in U.S. elections, and the broader national security role of the agency.

June 21, 2017

Intelligence
FBI agents respond to a crime scene. The FBI’s Role in National Security

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been reoriented toward counterterrorism in recent years, but continues to face charges of overreach.

January 1, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
FBI and Law Enforcement

This publication is now archived. Has the FBI’s mission changed since September 11?Yes. In the aftermath of September 11, the Federal Bureau of Investigation—the investigative arm of the Justice Depa…

February 23, 2009

Transnational Crime
Global Terrorism: The FBI's Role

As the FBI adapts to effectively address threats from global terrorism it seeks to act as a global security, national security, and law enforcement organization. Join Robert S. Mueller to discuss the…

February 23, 2009

Transnational Crime
Global Terrorism: The FBI’s Role

Listen to Robert S. Mueller, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as he details his agency's efforts to effectively address threats from global terrorism as a global security, national se…

March 14, 2016

Cybersecurity
A military delegate takes pictures with her iPhone ahead of the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 3, 2016. (Kim Kyung-hoon/Reuters) The Chinese Government Has its Eye on the FBI-Apple Battle

Shadowing the standoff between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Apple over access to an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers is the question: What will China do? …

February 18, 2016

Cybersecurity
Apple CFR Cyber Net Politics Back Doors Encryption Reactions to the Apple-FBI Clash in the San Bernardino Case

Much has been written in the past forty-eight hours on Apple’s refusal to comply with a federal order to assist the FBI access the encrypted contents on a iPhone 5C owned by Syed Rizwan Farook, one o…

February 18, 2016

Cybersecurity
Apple CFR Net Politics FBI The Real Lesson of the Apple-FBI Showdown: Cybersecurity Isn’t Hopeless

It may be hard to imagine but there are probably moments when Apple CEO Tim Cook and FBI Director Jim Comey probably have the same fervent wish: Would someone--anyone--please figure out how to hack i…

November 10, 2017

Cybersecurity
Xi Trump Cyber Week in Review: November 10, 2017

This week: President Trump in China, sending your nudes to Facebook, and a possible fight over encryption.