Office of Private Sector

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.

Director Christopher Wray addresses the 2022 DSAC annual meeting.

Director Christopher Wray addresses private sector partners at the Domestic Security Alliance Council's (DSAC) annual conference in April 2022.

Videos 

Made in Beijing: The Plan for Global Market Domination

Through interviews with FBI agents and executives of victim companies, this film aims to help the private sector recognize the urgent need to protect their intellectual property against sustained and ongoing industrial espionage by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Visit fbi.gov/chinathreat to learn more.

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FBI Partnerships and the Office of Private Sector

Leaders in the private sector and the FBI describe the need to work as partners. The FBI's Office of Private Sector builds, enhances, and supports strategic relationships with private industry and academia to protect economic and national security.

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Partners in Prevention: Vehicle Rentals and Vehicle Ramming

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.

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Key Programs 

Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC)

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

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 77 chapters with tens of thousands of members, each dedicated to contributing industry-specific insight and advancing national security. InfraGard Website | Fact Sheet | Brochure

Private Sector Coordinators

Each field office has a private sector coordinator. The private sector coordinators:

  • build trusting relationships with private industry on emerging FBI mission priorities
  • enhance the FBI’s understanding of the private sector’s risks and needs
  • increase collaboration and information sharing between the FBI and the private sector
  • identify strategic engagement opportunities with U.S. companies and associations
  • build mutually beneficial relationships between FBI leaders and key private sector executives

Connect with your local field office.

Academia Coordinators

Each field office has an academia coordinator who partners with local colleges and universities to safeguard U.S. economic and national security. Coordinators work closely with OPS, academia, and other federal partners to help protect and preserve the innovation, cutting-edge research, and intellectual property being created on U.S. campuses.

Connect with your local field office.

Strengthening Partnerships with America’s Business Community

Listen to how the Office of Private Sector is strengthening the FBI's relationships with U.S. businesses to protect the nation’s economy and national security.

Contact Us 

  • Report threats, incidents, or suspicious activity at the Submit a Tip webpage.
  • Direct any requests and questions to the private sector coordinator or academia coordinator at your local field office.