TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Semiannual Update on the FBI Intelligence Program
report itself is classified "For Official Use Only," understandably,
but we thought you'd be interested in highlights from it, both from a content
and accountability standpoint. Please note: It is the first of many reports
that will be written for the President since our 2/16/05 "Comprehensive
Plan for the FBI Intelligence Program with Performance Measures" was
an overview—and in Director Mueller's words—“the
activities outlined in our plan are not the end
goal of our Intelligence Program; the program's
success will be judged based on outcomes for the
nation. However, without the time, resources and
effort put into creating intelligence capabilities,
these outcomes would not be possible. Intelligence
professionals had to be hired, trained and retained.
They also needed access to information, a secure
work area, and policy to guide their operations.
We have made these investments to ensure we
can put the right information in the hands of decision
makers, whether they are patrolling our nation's
streets, fighting on the battlefield, or working
in the policy community.”
In the details, progress to date over the first 130 days:
the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) to manage all intelligence
production activities and intelligence resources and to ensure national
intelligence is collected, analyzed, and shared throughout the
- Restructured the budget process and proposed reprogramming to fully
align DI authorities and resources as directed by the Director of National
- Integrated our Language Services component into the DI.
- Created Field Intelligence Groups in all field offices.
- Created the building blocks of our Intelligence Career Service, hiring,
training, and developing a cadre of dedicated agents, analysts,
surveillance specialists, and linguists.
- Developed enterprise information technology architecture, compliant
with federal laws and standards, to support intelligence collection,
analysis, and dissemination, and trained over 1,800 users on the applications.
- Produced 219 intelligence assessments; hired 567 intelligence professionals;
trained 584 analysts in basic intelligence.
A couple upcoming milestones of interest:
an FY 2006 Future Threat Forecast.
- Integrate intelligence
and investigative operations into a single National
Security Service, as directed
by the President.