For Immediate Release
June 6, 2005
FBI National Press Office
TO PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS
OF THE 9/11 COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. - FBI
Assistant Director Cassandra M. Chandler today issued the following statement
regarding the panel discussion:
"Since 9/11, Director
Robert S. Mueller, III, has led an unprecedented transformation of the FBI,
particularly in the key areas of intelligence, information technology, and
partnerships at all levels.
"To improve our intelligence
capabilities, we have established a comprehensive program under the Directorate
of Intelligence with oversight and budget authority over all FBI intelligence
activities. We have also created intelligence groups in every FBI field office
nationwide. We work jointly with our intelligence community partners -- sharing
databases, intelligence, and other valuable information.
"We have dramatically
upgraded our technology since 9/11, particularly when it comes to replacing
our computers, updating our networks, and developing our databases. We have
developed new analytical tools and continue to adjust our strategy to incorporate
the most modern technology into every aspect of our operations.
"We have greatly
improved our capabilities through partnerships at all levels -- local, state,
federal, and international -- to help us share what we know. At the state
and local level, members of more than 100 Joint Terrorism Task Forces work
side by side to track down every counterterrorism lead, no matter how insignificant
it may seem.
"By building our
intelligence capabilities, improving our technology, and working together,
we have and will continue to develop the capabilities we need to succeed
against all threats."
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