DOJ-IG report on FBI’s Guardian database; forthcoming scholarship

November 7, 2008

1. DOJ Inspector General’s Report: The FBI’s Terrorist Threat and Suspicious Incident Tracking System (Audit Report 09-02) (Nov. 2008)

The DOJ IG’s Audit Division has released a report describing ways to improve management and performance in relation to FBI’s Guardian Threat Tracking System, the primary database for processing information stemming from initial information potentially related to terrorist threats.  Nothing too dramatic to report here, but the 70-page report may be of interest to those who wish to get a better sense of the logistics of FBI information management and the managerial difficulties it entails. Read the rest of this entry »