FBI, This Week: The Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group and The Future of Crime Fighting


April 21, 2016

As criminal and cyber threats transcend boundaries, the FBI and its international law enforcement partners mount a coalition to strategically combat transnational crime.


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Mollie Halpern: As criminal and cyber threats transcend boundaries, the FBI and its international law enforcement partners mount a coalition to strategically combat transnational crime.

The FBI chairs the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group, or FELEG, which is comprised of members from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, and the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

FBI Executive Assistant Director Randall Coleman says international collaboration is the future of crime fighting.

Randall Coleman: It allows us to influence the greater global response to a particular issue, a crisis. It allows us to leverage our partnerships to bring more talent and more resources to the table to address these global issues.

Halpern: The FELEG formed working groups from shared common threats including organized crime, money laundering, the Going Dark problem, and cyber crime. The working groups plan and conduct intelligence-driven joint operations on a global scale.

This June, FBI Director James Comey will host leadership from the FELEG.

Coleman: The intent is to listen to the progress of the different working groups and also demonstrate the capabilities of the FBI.

Halpern: With FBI This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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