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Cutting-edge techniques. Sophisticated technologies.

The Operational Technology Division (OTD)—based in Quantico, Virginia—develops and deploys technology-based solutions to enable and enhance the FBI’s intelligence, national security, and law enforcement operations. OTD is staffed with a wide array of highly-skilled and multi-disciplined agents, engineers, electronic technicians, forensic examiners, and analysts who support our most significant investigations and national security operations with advanced electronic surveillance, digital forensics, technical surveillance, tactical operations, and communications capabilities.

While OTD’s work doesn’t typically make the news, the fruits of its labor are evident in the busted child pornography ring, the exposed computer hacker, the prevented bombing, the averted terrorist plot, and the prosecuted corrupt official. OTD works extensively with our partners at the local, state, national, and international levels.

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Digital Evidence Response
Our Computer Analysis Response Team is the FBI’s go-to force for extracting and examining digital evidence. Details

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Computer Forensics Labs
Our network of Regional Computer Forensics Laboratories examines digital evidence in all sorts of criminal and national security
cases, making a digital
difference. Details