I know when I was here prosecuting homicides in the District of Columbia, one of the most effective units here was the cold case squad, which had on it FBI agents, as well as Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives working together.
We had to address information technology in the ways we had not before and give the agents the tools that they need to do their job more efficiently and more expeditiously.
They're - FBI agents are some of the finest people you'll find anyplace in the country or the world. And I'm lucky to have the opportunity to work with them.
Prior to the passage of the Patriot Act, it was very difficult - often impossible - for us to share information with the Central Intelligence Agency, with NSA, with the other intelligence agencies, and likewise, for them to share information with us.
The FBI's principal priority right now is protecting the United States against another terrorist attack.
In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that - how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also.
And so every one of us in the FBI, I don't care if it's a file clerk someplace or an agent there or a computer specialist, understands that our main mission is to protect the public from another September 11, another terrorist attack.
I would say in just about every investigation we have, there will be differences of opinion, where you have partial facts, as to what those facts mean.
There'll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make.
But since September 11, we have made every effort to try to work closely with state and local law enforcement.
I didn't know the organization, but the one thing you can say about the FBI, it's tremendously professional.
It's because we need to determine who in this country is poised, positioned to commit terrorist acts.
The collapse of Enron was devastating to tens of thousands of people and shook the public's confidence in corporate America.
Leaking of classified material is a concern.
In planning an attack, persons have various roles.
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