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Director Testifies Regarding Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

Director Mueller was on Capitol Hill today speaking to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies about the threats faced by the nation—and addressed by the Bureau—as well as the resources needed to combat them.

May 16, 2013 11:30 AM

Director Testifies Regarding Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

Director Robert S. Mueller, IIIDirector Mueller was on Capitol Hill today speaking to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies about the threats faced by the nation—and addressed by the Bureau—as well as the resources needed to combat them.

While requesting a budget of $8.4 billion for fiscal year 2014, Director Mueller explained some of the key national security threats and crime problems—such as terrorism, cyber crime, financial and mortgage fraud, and crimes against children, to name a few—that the funding would help the Bureau to fight. The Director also described technology enhancements that the budget would allow, as well as budget offsets of $61 million.

“Just as our national security and criminal adversaries and threats constantly adapt and evolve, so must the FBI be able to quickly respond with new or revised strategies and operations to counter these threats,” Mueller said. “Looking forward, a key challenge facing the FBI will be maintaining its current capabilities and capacities to respond to these threats at a time when the budgetary environment remains constrained.”

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