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* the FBI’s excellent response to questions raised by the Senate Fort Hood Report

Posted by DXer on February 9, 2011

FBI Response to Senate Fort Hood Report

Washington, D.C.February 03, 2011
  • FBI National Press Office(202) 324-3691

The FBI released the following statement in response to the report issued by Chairman Joseph Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan Collins, of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, on the events surrounding the shootings at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.

The FBI recognizes the value of congressional oversight and agrees with much in the report and many of its recommendations. During the internal FBI review undertaken immediately after the attack at Fort Hood, we identified several of the areas of concern outlined in the report, and, as noted in the report, have implemented changes to our systems and processes to address them. We will review each of the report’s recommendations and adopt them, as appropriate.

While concluding that the FBI’s transformation to an intelligence-driven organization remains a work in progress, the report recognizes the FBI’s substantial progress and many successes, led by Joint Terrorism Task Forces, in disrupting terrorist plots by homegrown extremists.

In addition, we look forward to the recommendations of Judge William H. Webster, who is conducting an independent, outside review of the FBI’s actions with respect to Fort Hood. Judge Webster and his team are evaluating the corrective actions taken to determine whether they are sufficient and whether there are other policy or procedural steps the FBI should consider to improve its ability to detect and prevent such threats in the future.



This is an excellent response on the part of the FBI to questions from Congress. Would that they offered such thoughtful and open answers to questions regarding the anthrax investigation.


2 Responses to “* the FBI’s excellent response to questions raised by the Senate Fort Hood Report”

  1. DXer said

    No. 1 priority for US security: domestic terrorism, threat report says

    America’s intelligence-agency chiefs unveil the annual National Threat Assessment, saying that success against Al Qaeda means that domestic terrorism is now ‘priority No. 1.’ They also say they knew Egypt unrest was ‘close,’ but couldn’t foresee when it would ignite.

    The heads of America’s national-security agencies gather on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday to testify before the House Intelligence Committee. From right are: CIA Director Leon Panetta, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, FBI Director Robert Mueller, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter.

    By Anna Mulrine, Staff writer / February 10, 2011

    The heads of America’s intelligence agencies rolled out their annual National Threat Assessment Thursday, warning members of Congress about the increasing danger that homegrown terrorists pose to the country.

    “Absolutely our No. 1 priority” is identifying Americans intent on doing harm to their own country, Michael Leiter, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told the House Intelligence Committee.

    While homegrown actors represent a “numerically small” segment of the terrorist threat, they have disproportionate access to US facilities, noted Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. He said that he remains “especially focused on Al Qaeda’s resolve to target Americans for recruitment.”


    You were only called on by Arthur Miller once, Mr. Leiter. Were you prepared?

    This isn’t the time for the Reader’s Digest version.

  2. DXer said

    Does the use of a corona plasma discharge to impart a unipolar charge account for the “energetic” aerosol mailed to the U.S. Senate in 2001?

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