The FBI has “hundreds of millions of dollars” to spend on developing technology for use in both national security and domestic law enforcement investigations — but it won’t reveal the exact amount.
Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI James Burrell spoke about the secretive budget of the Operational Technology Division — which focuses on all the bureau’s advanced investigative gizmos, from robots to surveillance tech to biometric scanners during a roundtable discussion on encryption technology.
In December 2015, The Washington Post reported the budget of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division at between $600 and $800 million, but officials refused to confirm the exact amount.
The FBI did not respond to a request for comment from The Intercept on the division’s budget.
The intelligence community sponsored the roundtable on Thursday and Friday to spark discussion among academics, scientists, developers, and tech officials on the finer points of encryption — and to try to answer whether it’s technically possible to give law enforcement access to secure devices without compromising digital security.

This is what happened to all the important people in O.J. Simpson’s life 
With the conclusion this week of ESPN’s sterling “O.J.: Made in America” and FX’s similarly lauded “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” questions still remain about what happened to the people left behind after Simpson’s life imploded and Nicole Brown Simpson’s life was lost.
Here’s a look at some of the key figures in Simpson’s life and where they’re at 21 years after the conclusion of the “Trial of the Century” and all that came with it.