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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal law enforcement agency responsible for upholding and enforcing all federal laws, countering domestic terrorist threats, and assisting federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in their investigations. As of October 31, 2013, the FBI had a total of 35,344 employees, of whom 13,598 were special agents and 21,746 were support personnel. The FBI has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and it has 56 field offices and 380 resident offices throughout the country. In addition, the FBI has 63 international offices—called Legal Attaché Offices—and 15 suboffices around the globe. For the 2014 fiscal year, the FBI had an approximate budget of $8.3 billion. Due to the nature of its role, the FBI assists in providing security for ...

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