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The #FBI is turning 110! Follow along as we remember 11 decades in 11 days. Today we will highlight some of our milestones and significant cases from the early 2000s. #FBI110
In 2000 the #FBI's first Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory opened in San Diego. Today RCFLs across the country provide law enforcement agencies with technical support and training in support of criminal investigations. #FBI110 rcfl.gov
In 2001, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the #FBI dedicated 7,000 of its 11,000 Special Agents and thousands of support personnel to the PENTTBOM investigation. It remains the largest investigation in FBI #history. #FBI110 ow.ly/6tFt30l6Z8R
In 2001, just 10 days after the attacks on 9/11, the #FBI arrested Ana Belen Montes, a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) employee who was indicted for conspiring to deliver U.S. national defense information to Cuba. #FBI110 ow.ly/ZW9530l7aqS
In December 2001, Director Mueller announced the indictment of Zacharias Moussaoui on charges related to 9/11. Moussaoui pleaded guilty in 2005 and was later sentenced to life in prison. Read Director Mueller’s full statement here: ow.ly/HkOm30l7aLj #FBI110
In May 2002 Director Mueller announced the reorganization of the #FBI and a new set of priorities in response to the attacks on 9/11. Today protecting the United States from terrorist attacks remains our #1 priority. #FBI110 ow.ly/lXRA30l7d9J
In 2002 @FBIHouston arrested former #Enron CFO Andrew Fastow on charges of fraud and money laundering. Fastow was one of 22 people convicted for actions related to the fraud. #FBI agents conducted 1,800+ interviews and collected 3,000+ boxes of evidence. fbi.gov/history/famous…
In 2002, 400+ #FBI personnel helped identify two men responsible for sniper murders in AL, VA, MD, & DC. FBI intelligence analyst Linda Franklin was among 10 victims killed by the “Beltway Snipers” when she was shot outside a store in VA. #FBI110 ow.ly/Bnbd30l7pB9
The #FBI helped arrest "Beltway Snipers" John Allen Muhammad & Lee Boyd Malvo at a rest stop in MD, ending the 3-week, random killing spree. Muhammad was sentenced to death in 2004. Malvo received multiple life sentences w/out parole. Photo shows hole in their car trunk. #FBI110
In 2003 #FBI Ten #MostWanted Fugitive Eric Robert Rudolph was arrested in NC, accused of bombings in GA and AL including the 1996 Summer Olympics. Rudolph later told authorities where he’d stashed 250 lb of dynamite. Read more about the case here: ow.ly/a3iT30l7v6a #FBI110
In 2005 the #FBI created a Top Ten #Art Crimes list to elicit help from the public to recover stolen masterworks. Learn more about our role in combating art and cultural property crimes with losses that value billions of dollars annually. #FBI110 fbi.gov/investigate/vi…
In 2006 the #FBI created a National Security Branch to include the Directorate of Intelligence, Counterintelligence Division, Counterterrorism Division and Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. #FBI110 ow.ly/dJXr30l7x3V

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Jul 24, 2018
The #FBI is turning 110! Follow along as we remember 11 decades in 11 days. Today we will highlight milestones and significant cases from the 1990s. #FBI110
In 1991 the #FBI Computer Analysis and Response Team (CART) began operating within the FBI Laboratory. CART supports investigations through the examination of computers and media. Learn more about the work of our #technology branch here: ow.ly/ixAc30l5RNn #FBI110
#DYK In FY 2015, #FBI CART supported more than 7,338 investigations by examining 37,600 pieces of media totaling more than 9,770 terabytes of data. #FBI110
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Jul 22, 2018
In 1972, the #FBI Academy opened a new training facility on the U.S. Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia. @MCB_Quantico fbi.gov/services/train… #FBI110
In 1972, J. Edgar Hoover died in his sleep at the age of 77; he had been #FBI Director for almost 48 years. President Nixon appointed L. Patrick Gray III to be the Acting Director. fbi.gov/history/direct… #FBI110
In 1974, the first #FBI employees moved into the new FBIHQ building on Pennsylvania Avenue. President Gerald Ford dedicated the building on September 30, 1975. It is still home to FBIHQ today. #FBI110 fbi.gov/history/histor…
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Jul 21, 2018
In 1964 the #FBI diligently investigated the kidnapping and murder of three civil rights volunteers in Mississippi, and continued to pursue the perpetrators over the next 40 years, bringing the last one to justice in 2005. fbi.gov/history/famous… #FBI110
The #FBI conducted some 25,000 interviews and ran down tens of thousands of leads following the murder of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. 50 years later, former SA Robert Frazier recalled working on the case. Watch here: fbi.gov/news/stories/t… #FBI110
The extensive #FBI investigation into JFK’s assassination showed that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he fired the rifle that killed the President. #FBI110 fbi.gov/history/famous…
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Jul 20, 2018
The #FBI Ten #MostWanted Fugitives Program launched in 1950 to bring national attention to dangerous criminals who have avoided capture. To date, 519 fugitives have appeared on the list. #FBI110 fbi.gov/wanted #FugitiveFriday
In 1950 British agents arrested Soviet spy Klaus Fuchs after FBI agents helped make counterintelligence use of telegrams decrypted & decoded by Army experts. The work, later code named Venona, was key to advancing #FBI #counterintelligence program. #FBI110 fbi.gov/history/histor…
In 1951, 4 subjects – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, David Greenglass and Morton Sobell – were each convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage in what was dubbed at the time as the “Trial of the Century.” #FBI110 fbi.gov/history/famous…
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Jul 19, 2018
In 1940, President Roosevelt gave #FBI undercover agents authorization to gather intelligence about Nazi threats in western hemisphere. Over 7 years, 340 personnel made up the Special Intelligence Service. #FBI110 fbi.gov/history/brief-…
In 1941, the current #FBI seal came into limited use. The prior seal was the DOJ seal w/ extra band for FBI & the motto, “Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.” Special Agent Leo Gauthier created a new design, which has been the symbol ever since. #FBI110 fbi.gov/history/seal-m…
Each symbol & color in the #FBI seal has special significance. The blue represents justice. The circle of 13 stars denotes unity of purpose as exemplified by the original 13 states. The laurel leaf symbolizes academic honors, distinction & fame. #FBI110
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