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F.B.I. Is Reshaping Itself but Stretched Thin, Reports Say

The F.B.I. has made strong progress in reinventing itself since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but doubts remain over its long-term ability to balance terrorism investigations with its traditional crime-fighting duties, two major reports concluded today. Among the chief concerns, the reports said, are the F.B.I.’s overhaul of its outdated technology systems, its ability to share terror intelligence with other agencies and its commitment to fully investigate nonterrorism crimes like drugs and white-collar crime. The General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, said in a report to a House subcommittee that it “is encouraged by the progress that the F.B.I. has made in some areas in the past year, but a number of major challenges remain.” Full Story

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