How the FBI Works with Businesses

Monday, March 4, 2024: The FBI is pleased to announce that InfraGard is now accepting applications for new members. Please visit and click the "Join Now" button. Learn more about InfraGard membership or sign up for an information session here.

The Office of Private Sector (OPS) oversees the Bureau's vital engagement and information-sharing efforts with businesses, and industry. Part of the Intelligence Branch, 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.

For more information on the Office's efforts, download the OPS Fact Sheet.

If you are one of our current industry partners or if you are interested in doing business with the FBI, our business site has the latest information.

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.


Made in Beijing: The Plan for Global Market Domination

This film helps 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 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 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 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


InfraGard members benefit from access to information and intelligence, networking opportunities, and virtual and in-person training programs and briefings.  

To qualify for InfraGard membership, an applicant must:

  • Be employed or formerly employed within critical infrastructure (student internships may be considered)
  • Be at least 18 years of age (as of the date of application completion)
  • Be a U.S. citizen (U.S. citizen by birth as defined by 8 USC 1401-1409 or a U.S. citizen by naturalization as defined by 8 USC 1421-1459)
  • Agree to the InfraGard information-sharing policy, privacy act statement, agreements to hold harmless, and code of ethics
  • Consent to and pass a security risk assessment and to periodic re-confirmation of the security risk assessment (this does not equate to a security clearance). 

Those who meet the above requirements and have an interest in contributing industry-specific insight and advancing national security are welcome to apply.

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

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