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Science and Technology Branch


The FBI is mobilizing a wide range of advanced scientific techniques and operational technologies to help counter terrorism and criminal threats.

Overseeing the Bureau’s efforts in this area is our Science and Technology Branch (STB), established in July 2006 to centralize our various applied scientific and technological capabilities and functions. The STB employs about 4,500 highly trained professionals with expertise in areas like biometrics, forensic science, and tactical operations. These experts support the FBI mission—along with the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement communities—by creating, adapting, and deploying state-of-the-art tools and techniques to collect, analyze, and share information and evidence.

In Depth

Inside the STB
- Overview

- Case Examples
- Interesting Facts

- Going Dark

STB Components
- Criminal Justice Information Services Division
- Laboratory Division
- Operational Technology Division



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