background preloader

FBI

FBI
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a governmental agency belonging to the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency (counterintelligence). Also, it is the government agency responsible for investigating crimes on Native American reservations in the United States[2] under the Major Crimes Act. The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime.[3] The bureau was established in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation (BOI). Its name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1935. Budget, mission and priorities In the fiscal year 2012, the bureau's total budget was approximately $8.12 billion.[4] Currently, the FBI's top investigative priorities are:[5] In August 2007, the top categories of lead criminal charges resulting from FBI investigations were:[6] Indian reservations Legal authority History Background Creation J. National security Related:  United States of America US

DOJ United States Department of Justice The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The Department is led by the Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Eric Holder. History[edit] The Attorney General was initially a one-person, part-time job. A second bill was introduced to Congress by Rhode Island Representative Thomas Jenckes on February 25, 1870, and both the Senate and House passed the bill. With the passage of the Interstate Commerce Act in 1887, the federal government began to take on some law enforcement responsibilities, with the Department of Justice tasked to carry out these duties.[6] In 1884, control of federal prisons was transferred to the new department, from the Department of Interior.

The Following Overview[edit] The Following's first season centers on former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and his attempts to re-capture serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) following the latter's escape from prison. Hardy soon discovers that Carroll has surrounded himself with a group of like-minded individuals, whom he met while teaching and while in prison, and turned them into a cult of fanatical killers, including his right-hand, Emma Hill (Valorie Curry). The second season centers on a new cult, led by Lily Gray (Connie Nielsen) and her twin sons Mark and Luke (both played by Sam Underwood), as they begin to develop and make public statements to lure Carroll out of hiding while the rest of the world believes him to be dead. Cast and characters[edit] Main cast[edit] Recurring cast[edit] John Lafayette as Marshal Scott Turner, head of the Marshal's detail participating in the investigation of Joe Carroll's cult, later provides protection for Claire Matthews Production[edit] Conception[edit]

CIA The entrance of the CIA New Headquarters Building (NHB) of the George Bush Center for Intelligence. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government. The CIA's headquarters is in Langley, Virginia, a few miles west of Washington, D.C.[7] Its employees operate from U.S. embassies and many other locations around the world.[8][9] The only independent U.S. intelligence agency, it reports to the Director of National Intelligence.[10] Several CIA activities have attracted criticism. Purpose The CIA succeeded the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), formed during World War II to coordinate secret espionage activities against the Axis Powers for the branches of the United States Armed Forces. According to its fiscal 2013 budget, the CIA has five priorities:[4] Organizational structure The CIA has an executive office and several agency-wide functions, and four major directorates: Executive Office Executive staff Budget

Architecture of New York City The building form most closely associated with New York City is the skyscraper , which has controversially shifted many commercial and residential districts from low-rise to high-rise. Surrounded mostly by water, the city has amassed one of the largest and most varied collection of skyscrapers in the world . [ 1 ] New York has architecturally significant buildings in a wide range of styles spanning distinct historical and cultural periods. These include the Woolworth Building (1913), an early Gothic revival skyscraper with large-scale gothic architectural detail. The character of New York's large residential districts is often defined by the elegant brownstone rowhouses , townhouses , and shabby tenements that were built during a period of rapid expansion from 1870 to 1930. [ 5 ] In contrast, New York City also has neighborhoods that are less densely populated and feature free-standing dwellings. [[Image:NY043[1].jpg]] New York City has a long history of tall buildings. [ edit ] Gallery

United States Cyber Command United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is an armed forces sub-unified command subordinate to United States Strategic Command. The command is located in Fort Meade, Maryland and centralizes command of cyberspace operations, organizes existing cyber resources and synchronizes defense of U.S. military networks. Mission statement[edit] "USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities to: direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and; prepare to, and when directed, conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries The text "9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a", which is located in the command's emblem, is the MD5 hash of their mission statement.[2] Organization[edit] USCYBERCOM is an armed forces sub-unified command subordinate to United States Strategic Command. Service components[edit]

World of Ghost in the Shell The anime and manga series Ghost in the Shell takes place in a cyberpunk version of Earth in the near future. The series focuses on Japan, but several other nations figure prominently in some stories. The world of Ghost in the Shell features significant advances in technology, the most significant of which is the cyberbrain, a mechanical casing for the human brain that allows mental interface with the Internet and other networks. Technology[edit] Cyberbrains[edit] A cyberbrain (電脳, dennō?) The process of augmentation of the brain in this fashion is referred to in the series as "cyberization" (電脳化, dennōka?). Minimal cyberization, for the purposes of external memory and wireless communication, leaving the brain itself essentially identical to its biological form. Drawbacks[edit] Cyborgs[edit] In Ghost in the Shell, a "cyborg" (サイボーグ, saibōgu?) Thermo-Optical camouflage[edit] An important technology used in the series is thermo-optical camouflage (光学迷彩, kōgaku meisai?). Think tanks[edit]

Information Awareness Office The Information Awareness Office (IAO) was established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in January 2002 to bring together several DARPA projects focused on applying surveillance and information technology to track and monitor terrorists and other asymmetric threats to U.S. national security, by achieving "Total Information Awareness" (TIA).[4][5][6] This was achieved by creating enormous computer databases to gather and store the personal information of everyone in the United States, including personal e-mails, social networks, credit card records, phone calls, medical records, and numerous other sources, without any requirement for a search warrant.[7] This information was then analyzed to look for suspicious activities, connections between individuals, and "threats".[8] Additionally, the program included funding for biometric surveillance technologies that could identify and track individuals using surveillance cameras, and other methods.[8] History[edit]

List of Ghost in the Shell characters This is a list of fictional characters in the anime, manga, and film series Ghost in the Shell created by Masamune Shirow. Public Security Section 9 members[edit] Director[edit] Chief Daisuke Aramaki[edit] Voiced by: Osamu Saka (films, SAC) and Ikkyu Jyuku (ARISE) (Japanese), William Frederick Knight (English) Lt. In Stand Alone Complex, Lt. In 2nd GIG, Aramaki uses his political connections and no small amount of bargaining with the new prime minister to get Section 9 reinstated. It is revealed in Mamoru Oshii's Ghost In The Shell that Aramaki, together with Togusa, are the only fully human members of Section 9 (aside from a cyberbrain). In the Stand Alone Complex Visual Book released by Hobby Japan, Aramaki's hair was poked at for fun in one comic strip when Batou makes some comments about it. Officers[edit] Major Motoko Kusanagi[edit] Motoko Kusanagi's various incarnations in the different manga or movies or TV series all portray her differently. Batou[edit] Batou (バトー, Batō?) Togusa[edit]

Related: