STEM at the FBI
As technology becomes increasingly integrated into our lives, it is critical that the FBI stays at the forefront of technological expertise to remain ahead of the threat.
Our technology careers are the backbone of many key functions relating to security, system capabilities, and the investigative work at the FBI. Technology professionals keep the nation's computer networks and systems safe, defeat malware attacks, investigate major computer intrusions, and root out international espionage. They apply their knowledge of computer technology, cyber security, electronic surveillance, encryption, and forensic science to safeguard information across the globe.
Examples of Technology Roles
Computer scientists (PDF) combat cyber-attacks, counterintelligence plots, and more by addressing problems with system integration and architectural design.
Information technology specialists (PDF) support tactical operations, maintain the technological infrastructure, and ensure personnel have the tools necessary to perform their jobs.
Digital forensic examiners (PDF) serve as the FBI’s subject matter experts in digital forensics in support of investigations.
Digital forensic specialists (PDF) collect, preserve, and copy digital evidence for investigations.
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Qualifications and Eligibility
For most technology positions, you must have one of the following:
A bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. accredited college or university in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, technology management, or a related field.
A combination of education and experience with course work equivalent to a major mentioned above. Some positions require completion of 24-30 course hours equivalent to a major mentioned above, plus additional education or appropriate experience.
Note: Qualifications and requirements may vary. For a complete list, please reference a specific job listing.
In addition to job-specific qualifications, you must meet all FBI eligibility requirements.
Featured Special Program
Data Analytics Support Hub (DASH)
FBI data analysts and data scientists have the opportunity to receive support, mentorship, and an annual training stipend from the FBI Data Analytics Support Hub (DASH) program. This program is available to all data analysts and data scientists entering the FBI at any career level.
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