Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is an agency in the United States Department of Justice tasked with law enforcement and domestic counterterrorism efforts.
In March, 2005, the agency cancelled a $170 million dollar software project called the Virtual Case File. In March 2007, Director Mueller blamed antiquated computers for the Bureau's abuse of National Security Letters (Source: FBI chief blames computers for privacy flap).
The FBI has the power to issue a National Security Letter, which allows it to gather information without a search warrant, and also prohibits the recipient from revealing that they received the letter.
- Robert S. Mueller III - present
- FBI Homepage
- FBI Seeking To Create 6 Billion Record Database Similar To Total Information Awareness, ThinkProgress, June 13, 2007.
- FBI frequently overstepped on domestic surveillance., ThinkProgress, June 14, 2007 - The FBI have violated the law thousands of times while conducting domestic surveillance.