Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 26, 2009

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

Deputy Director Responds to OIG Audit of the FBI's Foreign Language Translation Program

The following is a response from FBI Deputy Director John S. Pistole to the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report entitled, “The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Foreign Language Translation Program.”

“I am confident that with respect to counterterrorism translation matters, we have made progress to address our collected material in a timely way. With regard to counterintelligence collections, we are doing a careful job of prioritizing and monitoring the most important material. Overall, I am confident that today, our language translation capabilities, including recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining effective linguists, are better than ever before.”

- FBI Response to OIG Audit of the FBI's Foreign Language Translation Program

- Deputy Director's Letter to Inspector General Regarding Audit of the FBI's Foreign Language Translation Program

 

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