FBI is a national security organization whose mission is to protect United States against terrorist attacks, foreign intelligence threat to the American society. (Quick Facts, 2013). It has branches all over the world and it has a field oriented organization structure (A FBI Organizational Structure and Investigative Jurisdiction, 1997).FBI has an organizational culture where agents are very concerned about information sharing and lack the trust on technology since it is a secret and highly secured agency. Security of data about cases is very crucial and important to agents in solving cases. (Saunders & Pearlson, 2009)
FBI lacked modernization of technology and used heavy paper intensive work in developing cases. The data in FBI was highly centralized and communication between agents working globally was very poor. Due to ineffective communication between agents the cases used to take long time to develop and solve. The agents used outdated systems and servers. The IT infrastructure was not organized and there was no CIO for the IT sector. (Marchewka, 2010 )
In September 2000, under the direction of FBI director Louis Freeh, Congress approved $378 million for the improvisation of technology and to develop a project called FBI Information Technology Upgrade (FITU) (Marchewka, 2010 ). The FITU was a trilogy and had to accomplish three goals over period:
• Providing 22,000 agents, supporting staff and 56 agency offices new upgraded desktops and servers.
• Virtual Case File (VCF) that automates the paper-based recording of case details i.e. Automated Case system and facilitates the information sharing among the agents worldwide about the cases.
• Most important investigative database and case information should be accessed th...
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...ntinel in four phases immediately after the failure of VCF. He is taking all the steps to avoid the pitfalls made in the previous projeects.
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Saunders, C. S., & Pearlson, K. E. (2009). Managing and Using Information Systems. John Wiley&Sons, Incorporated.
With this over the years the FBI has been given a large amount of authority to serve and protect. Doing so the FBI has been broken into seven areas to follow the U.S. Constitution. Background Investigations, Civil Rights, Domestic Terrorism, National Foreign Intelligence, Organized Crime/Drug Cases, Violent Crimes, and White Collar Crimes. Given this a large amount of authority even today the FBI sees to it that they base all their actions from the U.S. Constitution.
The FBI's size and jurisdiction during the second World War greatly increased and included intelligence matters abroad. At the end of World War II, and the introduction of the Atomic Bomb, the FBI began working on background security investigations for the White House and other government agencies, as well as internal security for the executive branch of the government. In 1945, the FBI raided a magazine company that was particularly interested in the Far East and discovered a multitude of classified state documents. Around this time, Americans feared the invasion of Communism, which triggered the FBI to investigate people within the U.S. whom were suspected of sabotage and undermining Democracy in the name of Communism.
In order to become an FBI agent you have to work in law enforcement and work in homicide or be a person’s investigator. Who would hire me with these interests that I envelop? A local law enforcement, like the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office would hire me. If I decide to move I would work at law enforcement in Washington D.C. or in Virginia which is where the BAU’s company is. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s office is a growing company and their goal is to make our community safe. They are committed to providing a safer environment and enhancing the life for everyone in the county. They value respect, trust, and accou...
In Grewe (2004), and Best (2007) they concurred that law enforcement and intelligence information was not regularly shared, and collectors and analysts were “walled” off from each other because of constitutional principles, statutes, policies, and practices that preclude sharing of such information. These regulations dated as far back as the National Security Act of 1947 requiring that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) “have no police, subpoena, or law enforcement powers or internal security functions.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation received its current name in 1935. To be in the FBI you must be: between 23 and 36 years old; in great physical shape; U.S. citizen; have a college degree; and at least three years professionally working. (Hamilton 4). One in twenty people that register for the FBI are accepted for the twenty weeks of training. (FBI Special 7). The FBI training academy is in Quantico, Virginia. The training that the Federal agents receive prepares them for real life situations.
The education requirements for this job are a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology or behavioral sciences, criminology, sociology, and criminal justice. Having a minimum of 3 years of related experience or a minimum of 3 years of experience being a FBI Special Agent. You also should have strong communication skills, analytical skills, and knowledge of the federal laws.
...m so it can run as needed. Many people question why NGI is being introduced now and the answer that Edgell gave was “NGI did not require the creation of any authority from the FBI. The FBI had all the authority to do everything I’ve already described. We just didn’t have the technology to do it or the business progress to go along with it...”Edgell,B. Chief of the implementation and transition unit.
The law enforcement and criminal justice career field is full of work opportunities for many different personality types. The job that is best for people with intense, determined personalities would have to be an FBI agent. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a law enforcement agency that conducts investigations into federal law violations and is primarily responsible for law enforcement. “The FBI maintains a number of investigative programs, including the following: Counterintelligence, counterterrorism, public corruption, organized crime, white-collar crime, violent crime, background investigations, violent gangs, fugitives, art crime, civil rights, cybercrime, indian country, and environmental crime. The agents are responsible for
The Freedom of Information Act is used mostly to pry open government files. It was designed to help individuals obtain information about the actions of government. The law proclaims that any citizen is to be given access to government records unless the disclosure involves litigation, the CIA, personal m...
In order to fulfill its duty of ensuring the safety of its law-abiding citizens, and apprehending those who would cause them harm, the government does need to access certain information. In fact, many blame suppressed intelligence operations for allowing the terrorist attacks in 2001 to slip through (Cooper). It would be foolish not to tighten security after suc...
Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents are an important part of law enforcement. FBI Special Agents have a wide range of work because they are responsible for national security investigations. Some examples of these types of investigations include; civil right violations, terrorism, extortion, kidnapping, drug trafficking, organized crime and other federal statue violations. Every day is different for a FBI Special Agent because they do so many different things. Some of the tasks they have are; office meetings, doing paper work, gathering intelligence, executing search warrants and making arrests (Fbijobs.gov, 2014).
Intelligence collection and apprehension of criminals have occurred for many years; however, with the exception of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, these actions were performed by different organizations. Nonetheless, roles and responsibilities have changed since the attacks on September 11, 2001. Intelligence-led policing and the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing program were incorporated, and fusion centers were established to help gather intelligence from different levels of the government. Although law enforcement at the local, state, and tribal levels aid in intelligence collection, it is important to ensure that intelligence gathered to protect national security and law enforcement intelligence are kept separately. Even though law enforcement operations can strengthen intelligence operations and vice versa, complications can arise when the two actions are combined. Government agencies must also ensure that sensitive and secret information does not leak or is not compromised when sharing intelligence. Therefore the purpose is to describe intelligence and law enforcement operations, discuss the expectations of prevention and punishment, and discuss the benefits and consequences of combining law enforcement and intelligence operations.
Haag, S. & Cummings, M. (2008). Management information systems for the information age (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.