June 29, 2013

Obama Wants to Extend FBI Director Term

President Obama is requesting the extension of the length of term that the FBI Director serves, citing ongoing terrorist threats, and possibly in light of the recent discovery of mass amounts of Al Qaeda information and intelligence that was recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound when the Navy SEAL Team Six killed him.

The normal term of the FBI Director is 10 years, and the current FBI Director Robert Mueller is getting very close to the end of his term – which ends this September.

FBI Director Robert Mueller

FBI Director Robert Mueller. President Obama seeks a 2 year extension on the term limit for the FBI Director position.

Congressional approval is required of any change to this term limit, since it was Congress who imposed the term limit after J. Edgar Hoover ran the FBI for 48 years.

While no director has yet to serve the full 10 year term, FBI Director Robert Mueller is very close to doing so.  There are other intelligence agencies that are undergoing leadership transitions, so this is probably a means to have some level of continuity in domestic intelligence and the fight against terrorism.

It is still early to gauge the political reaction to this request, but there is already early support from key Senate Democrats like Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who said, “”I was delighted when President Obama informed me that he has asked Director Mueller to stay on at the bureau for an additional two years.”

Washington Post on the Request

Wikipedia on FBI Director Robert Mueller

Osama bin Laden Killed and FBI Most Wanted Status Updated

Osama bin Laden was killed in a daring raid by U.S. Navy SEALs on May 2nd at his fortified compound in Abbottabad Pakistan.

Osama bin Laden has been on the FBI Most Wanted List for many years now for his role in the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen and the planning of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

A reward of up to $25 million was being offered by the FBI, with an additional $2 million offered by other parties.

Since he met his death at the hands of U.S. special forces on May 2nd the FBI has updated his wanted poster status to ‘Deceased’.

Osama bin Laden FBI Most Wanted - Deceased

Check out Osama bin Laden’s Wanted Poster

For now, Osama bin Laden remains on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, but his status is listed as ‘Deceased’.

FBI Agent’s Gun Found in Restroon of El Paso Airport

“When a lady passenger in the El Paso Texas International Airport entered the rest room, she was in for a surprise.

FBI agent's gun found

She found a gun of an FBI agent inside the rest room.

She was completely taken aback and decided to inform the airport authorities regarding the gun she found in the restroom.

Authorities of the El Paso International Airport have taken the matter very seriously and have ordered for an investigation.

The airport authorities didn’t give any information regarding the FBI agent’s name and other details. Airport authorities cited the current investigation process as the reason for not disclosing the FBI agent details, which is being handled by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).”

Resource link: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/04/06/texas.gun.in.restroom/

FBI Salary – How Much Can You Make In The FBI?

The FBI stands for Federal Bureau of Investigation and it is amongst one of the highest paying jobs out there, depending on how long you have been an agent. The FBI have tough jobs of protecting our country from crimes and terrorism. They never know when terrorist is going to attack or when a crime is about to be committed, so they work around the clock to try to prevent it. Of course, you are probably wondering about the FBI salary as far as how much one would be able to make if they were an agent.

fbi salary

According to the research we have conducted, the starting pay for an agent will start at around forty eight thousand dollars in the United States. After one has served around twelve years as an agent, their pay may jump up to eighty seven thousand dollars each year. Of course, these figures will vary upon the location, education and of course, the experience that one has.

Many wonder if the pay is worth is and wonder what exactly and FBI agent does. They are responsible for doing security investigations as well as investigating federal crimes, such as white-collar crimes, organized crimes, financial crimes, bribery, copyright matters, bank robberies, kidnapping, terrorism, interstate criminal activity and many other things.

They will also be performing tasks with local and state law enforcement agencies during investigations. As an FBI agent, you may be involved in investigating all of the above and then some.

In order to become a salary earner as one of these agents, there are various things you will need to do. First of all, you will need to have either a bachelors or masters degree. You will need to have two to three years of work experiences. Many of the agents get law degrees because this is going to help make their job easier on them.

Some important fundamentals include getting a degree in computer science, engineering or subjects that are related to law. The military may also be helpful for one as would learning a foreign language such as Urdu, Pashtu, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese or Spanish. If you are looking to develop a good salary, then you will need to have skills that are different from everyone else.

You will need to complete both an oral and written examination that may be done at the time of the interview appointment. You will also need to go through a psychological assessment, medical and physical exams and a background check. After you have been selected to work as an agent, you will be put in training for seventeen weeks. The training will take place at the United States Marine Corps Base, which is located in Quantico, Virginia.

The FBI salary that you will be bringing in is worth it. As an agent, never again will you be complaining about a boring routine as the jobs are everything but boring. There is nothing routine about these jobs. Every day will bring up different risks and challenges.

Read more: http://www.fbijobs.gov/113.asp

FBI Background Check Gives Protection

Getting current information on the FBI background check is not always simple to get. However, you are in luck, because in this article, we are going to give you the latest information. You are not going to find any old information in this article. We all know that the United States government sees all and knows all. They have a lot of information. In fact, they have so much information that things can get a bit confusing if you do not know what you are doing. When you do have access to this information, it is the equivalent to knowing practically everything there is to know about everyone in the United States and then some.

fbi background check

With these background checks, there is no playing around. This is serious business right here. Obviously, these databases are dealing with security. There are various people out there that needs to have this type of information right in front of them. For example, take a look at the law enforcement agencies. They need to have this information for high security clearances. Therefore, they are the front runners when it comes to getting this knowledge.

Elected officials and police officers as well as people from the city government may have an FBI background check ran on them when they first step on the scene. In fact, it is probably required before they even start the job. If a company was to not perform one of these background checks, then they could end up having a lot of “bad guys” patrolling the streets and they do not need that type of trouble.

If someone is going to be a police officer or working in the white house, they will need to pass this check. There is no exception to this rule. Our nation’s security cannot be jeopardized and that is where this all comes into play.

You may also find Government contractors up on the list of people to receive this check. These are the type of people that are working to keep the Presidents main air transportation up and running, so of course, they are going to have to go through one of these checks.

Basically, if someone will have access to information that is top secret and highly sensitive, they can count on their name being ran through the computer system. There is so much that a company can learn about an individual when it comes to these checks.

For starters, they can learn if they have been in jail, if they are married, if they have ever been convicted of a crime, how many children they have, how many times they have moved, how many cars they have owned and much more. Basically, by running an FBI background check on an individual you will be learning their life history.

Others that may want to have one of these done include big nonprofit companies that are high profile. This is because of sexual harassment scandals and money embezzlement problems. Really, when you own a business with this type of information, you can never be too careful.

Resource link: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/background_checks