Office of Private Sector
Director Christopher Wray addresses private sector partners at the Domestic Security Alliance Council's (DSAC) annual conference in May 2019.
The Office of Private Sector (OPS) provides an organized, coordinated, and horizontal approach to how the FBI engages with the private sector. It serves as the entity within the FBI that has a 360 degree understanding of the FBI’s engagement with the private sector—enterprise-wide. Part of the Intelligence Branch, OPS allows for one “FBI voice” and connects private industry with who they need to connect with—whatever the concern.
Among other activities, OPS works to enhance the FBI's understanding of the private sector's risks and needs, increases collaboration and information-sharing between the Bureau and the private sector, and mitigates threats through longstanding, mutually beneficial partnerships between the private sector and the FBI.
For more information on the Office's efforts, download the OPS Fact Sheet.
DSAC is a strategic partnership that enhances timely communication and effective exchange of security and intelligence information between the federal government and the private sector. DSAC currently includes over 600 member companies, representing almost every critical sector. DSAC Website | Fact Sheet
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector. The InfraGard program provides a vehicle for seamless public-private collaboration with government that expedites the timely exchange of information and promotes mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure. InfraGard has over 80 chapters with approximately 60,000 members, each dedicated to contributing industry-specific insight and advancing national security. InfraGard Website | Fact Sheet | Brochure
The FBI, DHS, and TSA—in coordination with the Truck Renting and Leasing Association and the American Car Rental Association—have released a short training video to help vehicle rental employees identify suspicious activities and behavior by customers who may wish to use a rented vehicle for nefarious purposes. Between 2015 and 2017, there were 19 vehicle-ramming attacks around the world that killed 127 people and injured more than 650. In nearly 40 percent of those attacks, the vehicle used was from a rental facility.