June 18, 2003

National Academy of Public Administration. NAPA, founded in 1967 and chartered by Congress in 1984, is an independent organization dedicated to improving the performance of government and other institutions that implement public policy. After extensive study, a special NAPA panel presented an extensive report on the FBI's efforts to re-organize itself in the wake of 9/11 to a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. The panel was headed by former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh. While the study found the FBI was now making progress, it cited TRAC data to illustrate how difficult it is to change the direction of a large agency. A table covering federal drug enforcement from FY 1986 through the first six months of FY 2003, for example, presented data showing that the "FBI's drug enforcement activities continued to expand even after [former FBI] Director Freeh raised the priority associated with terrorism as a result of the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 and the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995."

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