FBI Response to Senate Fort Hood Report

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)– The following is a press release from the FBI regarding the release of the Senate Fort Hood shooting report:

The FBI released the following statement in response to the report issued by Chairman Joseph Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan Collins, of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, on the events surrounding the shootings at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.

The FBI recognizes the value of congressional oversight and agrees with much in the report and many of its recommendations. During the internal FBI review undertaken immediately after the attack at Fort Hood, we identified several of the areas of concern outlined in the report, and, as noted in the report, have implemented changes to our systems and processes to address them. We will review each of the report’s recommendations and adopt them, as appropriate.

While concluding that the FBI’s transformation to an intelligence-driven organization remains a work in progress, the report recognizes the FBI’s substantial progress and many successes, led by Joint Terrorism Task Forces, in disrupting terrorist plots by homegrown extremists.

In addition, we look forward to the recommendations of Judge William H. Webster, who is conducting an independent, outside review of the FBI’s actions with respect to Fort Hood. Judge Webster and his team are evaluating the corrective actions taken to determine whether they are sufficient and whether there are other policy or procedural steps the FBI should consider to improve its ability to detect and prevent such threats in the future.