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Is a desk job for the FBI or CIA still dangerous?

I know that the FBI and CIA hire a lot of computer security specialists and I was wondering if the cryptography/networking/hacking jobs are as dangerous as the typical field jobs that you see in the movies.

Asked By: - 1/13/2013
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there were a number of FBI, DEA, & ATF agents that had desk jobs killed in the Oklahoma City bombing so it seems there are always risk. the bombing actually killed more agents than were lost the rest of that entire year... More
Answered By: michr - 1/13/2013
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I know people in these fields. No. Not unless you want to get deployed to a dangerous area or due the others jobs that place you in these areas
Answered By: Richard P - 1/13/2013
 
kinda, well, sometimes!
Answered By: Britney - 1/13/2013
 
There is a huge difference between being an "agent" or "special agent" and being a civilian working in a lab or at a desk in any government agency. There are dozens of federal and state agencies that hire computer science (CS) experts for various duties involving security, not to mention intelligence. They also hire... More
Answered By: bcnu - 1/14/2013
 
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