Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Robert Mueller, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), sought to transform the office floors. The FBI had always served the police chief and the main wing domestic intelligence agency of the U.S. government. In practice, however, the police intelligence had eclipsed the FBI. The terrorist attacks have made tragically clear that America needs a much stronger service national intelligence, Mueller believes that this service must reside in the FBI. Critics, however, requested the Office to reduce its scope to focus on law enforcement and national intelligence to assign a new specialized agency. If the FBI retain both the mission of law enforcement and national intelligence mission? If so, how should rotate to succeed in both missions? This case complements the “Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2001 (Abridged)” case (710-450), examines the progress made by the FBI from 2001 to 2007.
Jan W. Rivkin,
Michael A. Roberto
Source: Harvard Business School
Release Date: March 9, 2010. Prod #: 710451-PDF-ENG
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2007 Case Solution