The FBI: Does It Want to Be Fixed?


So how much has the FBI changed since Coleen Rowley's searing memo? FBI Director Robert Mueller has pushed to improve communication between field agents and officials at Washington headquarters and has encouraged information sharing with other government agencies, particularly the CIA. "The level of cooperation is much better," says a U.S. intelligence official. The swapping of tips helped the FBI pull off two of the year's biggest arrests: the capture of dirty-bomb suspect Jose Padilla in May and the September bust of five suspected al-Qaeda operatives in Lackawanna, N.Y.

But in other areas the FBI has done little to change...

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