In the course of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, sought Robert Mueller, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to transform the storied Bureau. The FBI had long as both the chief law enforcement agency and was the main domestic intelligence wing of the U.S. government. In practice, however, law enforcement agencies had overshadowed intelligence at the FBI. The terrorist attacks have made it tragically clear that the United States has a much stronger domestic intelligence and Muel required … Read more »

In the course of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, sought Robert Mueller, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to transform the storied Bureau. The FBI had long as both the chief law enforcement agency and was the main domestic intelligence wing of the U.S. government. In practice, however, law enforcement agencies had overshadowed intelligence at the FBI. The terrorist attacks have made it tragically clear that the United States has a much stronger domestic intelligence required, and Müller believed that this service should be within the FBI. Critics, however, urged the Bureau to limit the scope, focus on law enforcement and cede constitutional protection to a new, specialized agency. The FBI should retain both the law enforcement mission and the domestic intelligence mission? If so, how should it change to be successful in both missions? This case, a supplement to the “Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2001 (abridged)” case (710-450), reviews the FBI’s progress from 2001 to 2007.
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Jan W. Rivkin,
Michael A. Roberto
Ranjay Gulati
Source: Harvard Business School
11 pages.
Release Date: 9 March 2010. Prod #: 710451-PDF-ENG
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2007 HBR case solution