FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate Nuclear/Radiological Outreach Brief

FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate

  • 21 pages
  • Official Use Only
  • September 23, 2010


FBI HQ – WMD Directorate
• The WMD Directorate coordinates all aspects regarding FBI’s WMD responsibilities
• Coordination involves:
– Other FBI HQ Divisions (e.g. Counterterrorism, Laboratory, Critical Incident Response Group)
– 56 FBI Field Offices
– 61 Legal Attaches and international partners
– Other agencies as needed

WMD Coordinators
• WMD Coordinators are located in all 56 field offices
• Contacted by state and local emergency responders when confronted by a WMD threat or incident
• Act as a conduit to FBI-HQ and the Federal government for technical information, advice and assistance
• Emphasis on pre-event planning and prevention
• Liaison with Federal regional counterparts, and state, county and local response agencies

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