FBI Counterintelligence Division

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The Counterintelligence Division (CD) is a division of the National Security Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Division protects the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage. It accomplishes its mission by interacting with the local law enforcement and other members of the United States Intelligence Community. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Division's funding and manpower have significantly increased.


The Counterintelligence Division is headed by Assistant Director, who reports to the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI National Security Branch. The current Assistant Director is C. Frank Figliuzzi, who was appointed by FBI Director Robert Mueller on February 7, 2011.[2]


The Counterintelligence Division has four branches:

  • Counterespionage (CE) Section – prevents foreign intelligence agencies from successfully gathering and collecting intelligence
  • FBI Counterproliferation (CP) Section – detect, deter, and defeat the threat posed by state-sponsored groups, individuals, and organizations attempting to acquire weapons of mass destruction or other sensitive technologies
  • Counterintelligence Strategy and Domain (CSD) Section – coordinates all FBI counterintelligence outreach to the United States Intelligence Community, academia, and the private sector
  • Economic Espionage (EE) Unit – investigating economic espionage under the Economic Espionage Act

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  1. ^ a b c d "Frequently Asked Questions". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  2. ^ C. Frank Figliuzzi Appointed as Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, FBI National Press Office, 2011-02-07

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