Office of Private Sector

Assistant Deputy Director Dave Bowdich speaks at the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) Western Regional Conference in Los Angeles, California, in October 2017.

Deputy Director Dave Bowdich addresses private sector partners at the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) Western Regional Conference in October 2017.

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.

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 500 member companies, representing almost every critical sector. DSAC Website | Fact Sheet


InfraGard is 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 50,000 members, each dedicated to contributing industry-specific insight and advancing national security. InfraGard Website | Fact Sheet | Brochure

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.

Reference Guides 

Contact Us 

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