Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a division of the Department of Justice formed in 1908. The FBI investigates federal crimes and crimes on Indian reservations and is also a domestic intelligence agency. Its tasks include combatting and investigating crimes in the United States such as terrorist attacks, espionage, and a range of high tech and white-collar crimes.  In 2011, the annual budget for the FBI was $7.9 billion.

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