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Forensic Science Communications July 2008—Volume 10—Number 3
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FBI Commemorates Its Centennial

FBI 100th anniversary seal: Celebrating a century of Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity

In 2007, the FBI Laboratory celebrated a milestone with 75 years of forensic science service. This year, on July 26, the FBI will mark an even bigger milestone: its 100th anniversary.

Named the Bureau of Investigation when it was established in 1908, the FBI has evolved from a law enforcement agency tasked with investigating crimes after they occur to a national security organization whose number-one priority is stopping acts of terrorism and other criminal activities before they occur. To read more about the FBI’s past, present, and future, visit the FBI’s home page at