Today’s Federal Bureau of Investigation is an intelligence-driven and threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities that is staffed by a dedicated cadre of more than 30,000 agents, analysts, and other professionals who work around the clock and across the globe to protect the U.S. from terrorism, espionage, cyber attacks, and major criminal threats, and to provide its many partners with services, support, training, and leadership.
The priority of the FBI is to help protect you, your children, your communities, and your businesses from the most dangerous threats facing our nation—from international and domestic terrorists to spies on U.S. soil, from cyber villains to corrupt government officials, from mobsters to violent street gangs, from child predators to serial killers. Along the way, the FBI helps defend and uphold our nation’s economy, physical and electronic infrastructure, and democracy.
The FBI’s investigative programs include counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber, public corruption, civil rights, transnational organized crime, white collar crime, violent crime, and weapons of mass destruction.
Ahead of the threat
Protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States
- Protect the U.S. from terrorist attack
- Protect the U.S. against foreign intelligence, espionage, and cyber operations
- Combat significant cyber criminal activity
- Combat public corruption at all levels
Our People & Leadership
The FBI employs more than 35,000 people, including special agents and support professionals such as intelligence analysts, language specialists, scientists, and information technology specialists. Learn how you can join us at FBIJobs.gov. For details on our executives and organizational structure, see our Leadership and Structure webpage.
We work around the globe. Along with our Headquarters in Washington, D.C., we have 56 field offices located in major cities throughout the U.S., about 350 satellite offices called resident agencies in cities and towns across the nation, and more than 60 international offices called legal attachés in U.S. embassies worldwide.
In fiscal year 2021, our total direct-funded budget is approximately $9.7 billion, including increases to:
- enhance cyber and counterintelligence capabilities;
- support firearms background checks;
- further automate the vetting process;
- increase data analytics and technical tools; and
- investigate and prosecute previously unresolved civil rights era ‘‘cold case’’ murders.
Our Core Values
- Rigorous obedience to the Constitution
The FBI was established in 1908. See our History website for more details on our evolution and achievements over the years.
“Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.”