Emerging and Advanced Technology

The FBI protects emerging and advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and quantum information science.


The science, technology, engineering, and mathematic disciplines and the skills inherent to them are vital instruments within law enforcement, whether it be in the development of tools and technology that aid our investigations or the skills necessary to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States against threats foreign and domestic.

The FBI’s mission-driven work is constantly changing and expanding to meet the challenges imposed by rapid advancements in technology, evolving terrorism and foreign intelligence threats, and increasingly sophisticated criminal actions.  

Graphic that represents the FBI's STEM program.

STEM skilled and trained personnel are an integral part of the FBI and are embedded across all 56 field offices and headquarters locations. The FBI offers a variety of careers paths for those with STEM backgrounds, such as special agent, intelligence analyst, computer scientist, electronics engineer, information technology specialist, chemist, biologist, and physical scientist. 

Competition for talented technical personnel, and talent related to AI specifically, is fierce, and the FBI is actively developing new workforce development, retention, and hiring strategies for computer science and computer science-related talent. 

For additional information regarding STEM careers in the FBI, please visit fbijobs.gov/career-paths/stem