First Computer Scientist Class Graduates


November 30, 2012

First Computer Scientist Class Graduates

The FBI graduates its first class of computer scientists from an intense eight-week training course—a major milestone in the FBI’s Next Generation Cyber Initiative.


Audio Transcript

Mollie Halpern: The FBI graduates its first class of computer scientists from an intense eight-week training course. It’s a major milestone in the FBI’s Next Generation Cyber Initiative.

Keven Ates: It’s interesting work, and it requires some higher-level brain thought.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern, and this is FBI, This Week. The FBI is hiring, recruiting, and training additional computer scientists. It’s part of an effort to strengthen the FBI’s capabilities to combat the growing cyber threat. FBI computer scientist Keven Ates helped design and instruct the first class.

Ates: The training is going to give them perspective on what they’re going to be doing and how they’re going to be working with agents and intel analysts.

Halpern: Computer scientists will work side-by-side with agents to provide technical expertise to critical cyber investigations.

Ates: Helping secure our electronic borders is probably the number one issue that is coming up in the next couple of years. So helping define that, helping be involved in it, and using those skills and talents that I have is a joy.

Halpern: For more information, visit www.fbijobs.gov.

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