Today, we work with colleagues at every level of government—local, state, federal, even international—across the law enforcement, intelligence, and first responder communities. We lead and take part in multi-agency task forces, intelligence groups and fusion centers, and public and private sector alliances. A number of our partners literally sit shoulder-to-shoulder with us in FBI space, just as we share our agents and analysts with other agencies. We work closely on joint investigations—sometimes taking the lead, sometimes taking a back seat to others, sometimes contributing equally among many agencies. Our work with our colleagues, in fact, is so intertwined today that it’s often nearly impossible to separate the contributions of one agency—and one nation—from the next.
In Springfield, our major partnerships include:
- The Springfield Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) brings together representatives from local, state, and federal agencies to run down any and all terrorism leads, develop and investigate cases, provide support for special events, and proactively identify threats that may impact the area and the nation. Our JTTF began in 2002 and has approximately 30 partner agencies.
- The Springfield Field Intelligence Group (FIG), a team of FBI agents and analysts who provide a full range of intelligence support on terrorism and criminal threats, combines with the multi-agency Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center to form the Statewide Terrorism Information Center (STIC), which supports law enforcement and intelligence partners in 84 counties across the state.
- The Springfield Division participates in the FBI Counterintelligence Domain Program, a national partnership between private industry, academia, government agencies, the FBI, and its counterintelligence community partners to identify and protect projects of great importance to the U.S. government.
- To battle cyber crime, we have these key partnerships:
- Our Cyber Crime Task Forces bring together local, state, and federal experts to combat computer intrusions, viruses, and other cyber threats. We focus on Internet crimes against children and Internet fraud. See a full list of the task forces.
- The Springfield InfraGard Chapter is the local arm of a national information-sharing alliance between private industry, academia, and government focused on protecting critical national infrastructures in both the online and offline worlds.
- We also participate in several task forces focused on public corruption and violent street gangs.