of FBI Director Robert Mueller at Counterterrorism/Information
Technology Press Briefing
a year ago, we in the FBI committed ourselves to unprecedented
change. In areas like information sharing, we recognized
that to be successful, we had to share information
in ways we had not done before. Today we are a changed
organization -- stronger, better focused. I believe
we have made monumental strides in a number of key
areas which will help make us the kind of counterterrorism,
counterintelligence and criminal investigative agency
we need to be to best protect the American people.
we are going to talk in depth about information technology,
information management, but at the outset I want to
mention the Terrorist Threat Integration Center. As
you know, the President directed DCI Tenet, Secretaries
Ridge and Rumsfeld, and myself to develop an integrated
center to merge and analyze all threat information
in a single location.
believe the Center will be a powerful mechanism to
jointly analyze and digest threat information emanating
from anywhere in the world -- and ensure that all
information on a particular threat is shared.
look forward to working closely with DCI Tenet to
form the Center -- to bring together and maximize
the existing and potential strengths of the contributing
agencies and to strengthen cooperation and foster
closer working relationships -- all toward the common
goal of protecting the American people.
Center will be an important part of a transformed
FBI, and better position us to prevent another terrorist