FBI Director Robert Mueller wants agents to focus more on terrorism cases--and he‚Äôs setting up a program to make sure they do
Feb. 3 issue ‚ÄĒ Frustrated that his troops are still not aggressive enough in hunting down terrorists, FBI Director Robert Mueller has launched a potentially controversial initiative aimed at making sure that field agents finally get the message‚ÄĒand are held accountable.
As part of the effort, NEWSWEEK has learned, Mueller‚Äôs top aides have directed chiefs of the bureau‚Äôs 56 field offices to develop ‚Äúdemographic‚ÄĚ profiles of their localities‚ÄĒincluding tallying the number of mosques. Those profiles are then being used, along with other factors, to set specific numerical goals for counter terrorism investigations and secret national-security wiretaps in each region. Top bureau officials have signaled that if field offices don‚Äôt meet their pre-established goals, they may be subjected to special reviews by inspection teams from headquarters.