Crisis Management II

July 23, 2010

FBI’s Crisis Management teams meet the challenges of today

Audio Transcript

Ms. Ballew: FBI’s Crisis Management teams meet the challenges of today…

Mr. Albright: “Over the years, our technology, tactics, techniques, and procedures have evolved to meet the changing threats of our adversaries.”

Ms. Ballew: Throughout its history, the FBI has deployed teams to various types of situations.

Mr. Albright: “Everybody’s familiar with the 1930s when we sent out teams to work the bank robbery gangs run by Dillinger and others.”

Ms. Ballew: FBI Crisis Management Unit Chief Thomas Albright.

Mr. Albright: “In World War II, we sent out teams internationally as part of the U.S. war effort.”

Ms. Ballew: Then, a new threat, demanding a different approach…

Mr. Albright: “Since the 1972 terrorist attacks at the Munich Olympic Games we have had to evolve our tactical capabilities to deal with terrorists situations.”

Ms. Ballew: Including recent times…

Mr. Albright: “Of course, since September 11 in 2001, and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we’ve had to adapt, and we continue to adapt what we do so that we can be most effective when we do deploy.”

Ms. Ballew: Teams are sent out based on the nature of the incident and what the mission is in that incident. I ’m Denise Ballew of the Bureau and that’s what’s happening at the “FBI, This Week.”

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