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must strengthen our ability to recognize and understand current and future
national security and criminal threats. The FBI is recognized for its excellence
in collection information. Now, the FBI must achieve that same recognition
for excellence in our ability to produce intelligence. We are taking the
first step toward strengthening this capability by elevating intelligence
collection, analysis, production, and dissemination to a level equal to
that of our traditional investigative programs.
A robust FBI National
Intelligence Program can help ensure that all critical information is identified,
collected, evaluated, analyzed and disseminated to the widest extent possible.
And, we must be able to do this collection and dissemination of information
in a manner that is consistent with the he preservation of the civil liberties
and civil rights of all we serve.