Report: FBI Still Outgunned by Terror Threat

A blue-ribbon panel that reviewed the FBI’s response to challenges after the Sept. 11 attacks has concluded that the premier federal law-enforcement agency isn’t moving fast enough to transform itself into an intelligence operation that can predict terrorist attacks and gather information overseas about threats to Americans.
The three-member board tempered its criticism of the FBI with plaudits for its progress since 2001, but the commission said more change is “urgently” needed — a critique that seems particularly pointed in light of the more than 13 years that have passed since the Al Qaeda-directed attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.