The 9/11 Review Commission credited the FBI for thwarting terrorist attacks but said the bureau needs to improve intelligence and hire more linguists, according to a report released Wednesday, the New York Times reports.
While the commission applauded the FBI’s ability to prevent terrorism, the report said the bureau lags “behind marked advances in law enforcement capabilities” because of its struggle to effectively collect and analyze information.
“This imbalance needs urgently to be addressed to meet growing and increasingly complex national security threats, from adaptive and increasingly tech-savvy terrorists, more brazen computer hackers and more technically capable, global cyber syndicates,” the report said.
Wednesday’s report was far more optimistic than a 2004 report that called for major changes in the FBI. The report said the bureau has made a lot of significant improvements.