The FBI is probably the best known law enforcement organization in the world. The government agency is responsible for gathering intelligence and providing security domestically for the United States. This, along with its high profile visibility in television shows and Hollywood movies, means that the FBI has become famous worldwide. Yet, despite this obvious fame, there is still plenty of information about the agency that the vast majority of people are completely unaware of. These strange facts are the most obscure and bizarre of those.
They Have Over 100 Million Fingerprints On Record
The FBI has a database in Virginia, known as the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, that contains more than 100 million fingerprints. This includes not just those that have been involved in crimes but also the prints of people who have had background checks to buy weapons or get a driver’s license.
Marijuana Makes It Hard To Find Hackers To Employ
Despite the high pay and benefits on offer from the FBI to potential cybersecurity experts, they struggle to find potential employees. This is largely down to a ban on anyone applying for jobs who has smoked marijuana in the past three years. According to a senior director at the FBI, this effectively eliminates a large portion of hackers apparently also regularly using the drug, prompting some in the agency suggesting that this rule be relaxed to open positions to more applications.