FBI Retired Signature Directories

FBI Weapons Mass Destruction

FBI Weapons Mass DestructionThe FBI created the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate in July 2006 under the auspices of the National Security Branch to build a more cohesive and organized approach to investigate terrorism incidents involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, including nuclear, radiological, biological, or chemical weapons—with the overriding focus being prevention.  Accordingly, members whose background also includes FBI Weapons Mass Destruction can be a great asset to someone looking for an investigator and/or needing an expert because of a terrorism investigation involving weapons of mass destruction.

The Directorate relies on intelligence to drive its mission focusing on preparedness, countermeasures, investigations and operations, and intelligence to keep threats regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction from becoming a reality. It provides leadership, guidance and expertise to the U.S. Government on Weapons of Mass Destruction issues and influences the development of interagency policy, plans, and strategy. It also uses the tactical and technical expertise of other FBI divisions, embedding personnel as needed—coordinating investigations and Directorate initiatives.

The Weapons of Mass Destruction subprogram incorporates elements of planning, training, and exercises to ensure the FBI and its U.S. Government partners are ready to respond to Weapons of Mass Destruction threats if they emerge.

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures’ subprogram consists of outreach activities and a specialized activity called, “tripwires.” Countermeasures include any action to counter, eliminate, or offset the Weapons of Mass Destruction threat. Tripwires are proactive warning processes established to provide indicators of an emerging threat.

As a law enforcement agency, the FBI investigates threatened, attempted and actual use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, as well as the attempted or actual transfer of materials, knowledge, and technology needed to create Weapons of Mass Destruction.

The FBI uses intelligence to proactively conduct Weapons of Mass Destruction investigations, implement countermeasures, and conduct operations. As a member of the intelligence community, the FBI consumes and contributes large quantities of intelligence products in order to establish a clear picture of emerging threats.

Members who have listed  FBI Weapons Mass Destruction as a skillset can be extremely helpful to law firms, security professionals and journalists, looking at a terrorism investigation involving weapons of mass destruction, needing an investigator to locate/interview witnesses, an expert to render a professional opinion and/or someone to provide media commentary.  Asked to review evidence in a terrorism case, members listing FBI Weapons Mass Destruction can also analyze documents, provide testimony and/or produce an affidavit documenting facts.  Besides the FBI Weapons Mass Destruction skillset, these members also have important organizational, analytical and interviewing skills, needed to examine evidence in a terrorism investigation and/or conduct interviews.

Worried about security because of an elevated threat level, members listing FBI Weapons Mass Destruction in their profiles can readily provide insight and suggestions, enhancing a security plan.  Listing FBI Weapons Mass Destruction as a skillset these members have the training, expertise and contacts, at the local, state and federal level—necessary to mitigate a threat level.

Likewise, members listing FBI Weapons Mass Destruction as a skillset can provide media commentary to journalists, wanting to write an article or produce a story about a terrorism case or incident.  Members with FBI Weapons Mass Destruction as an expertise can often provide information and facts, useful to enhance and/or document a story.  And many  FBI Weapons Mass Destruction members also have media experience, having worked with print, television and radio journalists, providing in-depth commentary and/or pertinent soundbites.


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Agents with FBI Weapons Mass Destruction skillset