On Dec. 7, 2006, at the direction of senior Dept. of Justice (DoJ) officials, seven U.S. Attorneys (USAt) were told to resign from their positions. Two other USAt had been told to resign earlier in 2006. In 2007, two DoJ offices conducted an invest. into the removals of these USAt. It focused on the reasons for the removals of the USAt and whether they were removed for political purposes, or to influence an invest., or prosecution. The invest. also examined: the process by which the USAt were selected for removal, and sought to identify the persons involved in those decisions; whether the Attorney General made any false statements concerning the removals, and whether they attempted to influence the testimony of other witnesses. Illus.
Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons, also known as weapons of mass destruction (WMD), have the potential to kill thousands of people in a single attack. The FBI serves as the lead fed. agency for investigating WMD crimes. In July 2006, the FBI consolidated its WMD investigation and prevention efforts into a WMD Directorate. This report: (1) assesses how the FBI¿s WMD Coordinators should plan and perform activities that address WMD threats and vulnerabilities; (2) evaluates the FBI¿s integration of WMD Coordinator functions with field division intelligence capabilities and practices; and (3) reviews FBI efforts to ensure that WMD Coordinators have the skills and abilities necessary to detect and prevent WMD attacks.
The FBI¿s mission is to ¿protect and defend the U.S. against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats; uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the U.S.; and provide leadership and criminal justice services to fed., state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.¿ The FBI has defined the actions that violate its standards of conduct and hinder the performance of the FBI¿s mission. In addition, the FBI has identified the range of discipline it may impose when an employee deviates from these standards and commits misconduct. This review examines the FBI¿s investigations of allegations of misconduct against FBI employees and assesses whether the FBI imposed consistent, reasonable, and timely discipline for misconduct. Tables.
Shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the FBI began using the Terrorist Activity Reporting System (TARS) to track and monitor terrorist threats and suspicious incidents. It supports the identification, collection, management, evaluation, analysis, and dissemination of all terrorist threats and suspicious incidents up to the secret classification level. In 2002, the FBI deployed a terrorist threat tracking application, called Guardian. Counter-terrorism threats and suspicious incidents are captured, stored, and assigned in Guardian. E-Guardian is designed to facilitate the sharing of threat and suspicious incident information between the FBI and its state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners that do not have access to Guardian. Charts and tables.