Mueller testifies before the 9-11 Commission on the issue of whether to create
a new MI5-style intelligence agency: "Splitting the law enforcement and the
intel functions would leave both agencies fighting the war on terrorism with one
hand tied behind their backs."
What Special Steps Has the FBI Taken to Address Terrorist Threats This Summer?
It's a question we've
been asked a lot. Why? It's no secret. As Director Mueller said recently, "This
summer and fall our nation will celebrate a number of events that serve
as powerful symbols of our free and democratic society. Unfortunately,
the same events that fill most of us with hope and pride are seen by terrorists
as prime vehicles for sowing fear and chaos."
Special steps: Beyond
the 24/7 readiness of our Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs), staffed
with federal, state, and local law enforcement and intelligence members,
in coordination with the National JTTF at FBIHQ...beyond the 24/7 coordination
of international and domestic threat information...beyond daily intelligence
gathering, analysis, and sharing by our Field Intelligence Groups in our
56 field offices...beyond the readiness of our 48 Legal Attaché offices
overseas, we are doing the following:
have established the 2004 Threat Task Force, made up of FBI, Homeland
Security, and Intelligence Community personnel to focus on these specific
threats and to coordinate intelligence, analysis, and operations.
analysts at FBIHQ and in every field office are reviewing previously
collected intelligence to determine if clarity can be added based on
have identified potential gaps in our available intelligence and tasked
our JTTFs and our partners in state and local law enforcement to collect
specific information that will help close them.
are working with private industry to identify possible threats.
part of our efforts to resolve outstanding intelligence questions,
we may interview some individuals--and here's where we need your help
the support of the American people," as Director Mueller
has said many times. First, to cooperate if you're called upon, as agents
will be reaching out to many across the nation to help gather information
and intelligence. Second, to be aware of your surroundings and report
Do you have
information that might help us? Please report it--either to
your nearest FBI field office or
law enforcement agency. Or, if you are located overseas, your closest
FBI Legal Attaché office in U.S. Embassies. Or, through our Submit
a Tip site.
we wish you safe and happy summer holidays.
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6/24, joint FBI-Indonesian investigation resulted in Papuan
separatist indictment for 2002 murders of Americans in Indonesia.
6/23, superseding indictments returned in Houston on
Enron and Merrill Lynch cases.
6/22, Executive Assistant Director John Pistole addressed the Cook County Crime
Stoppers Conference in Chicago on counterterrorism issues. |
6/16, former CFO of California software firm was indicted on
counts of securities fraud and conspiracy. See also Corporate
Fraud Task Force.
6/18, the eighth defendant in a "bribes-for-visas"
scheme" pled guilty following an investigation by the
State Department and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Eastern
District of California.
6/18, 10 individuals arrested and charged in Puerto Rico for alleged
Medicare fraud. |
6/17, the FBI testified before the 9-11 commission. See SA Doran's testimony
on how "street agents" have pursued Al Qaida over the years.|
federal grand jury indictment of Nuradin M. Abdi. |
Legal Attache Officer in Athens honored by top public service
New! Photo of Adnan El Shukrijumah. See also
the "BOLO" on 7 persons of interest.
6/10, Director Mueller addressed the National Executive Institute on current threats
and issues. |
6/8, the National Academy of Sciences issued a follow-up
letter to its 5/11 report on the FBI's technology modernization program. Press
6/9, Director Mueller addressed police chiefs of major U.S. Cities on forged partnerships
against terrorism. |
Gun Buyer's Resolution Guide posted on
E-Scams and Warnings|
Can the FBI look at your library records any
time they want? The Bureau responds to your concerns.|