An audit of the terrorist
watch list found:
In 15 percent of a sample of 216 investigations, the FBI failed to "nominate" subjects of terror investigations to the list in a "timely fashion."
In 8 percent of closed cases, the FBI failed to remove subjects from the list as required.
Some 35 percent of entries in a list of 68,669 suspected terrorist identities involved cases that weren't classified as related to terrorism.
About the watch list:
Managed by: FBI
Names: Approximately 400,000, including an estimated 4,000 on the "no-fly" list and several thousand others designated for special screening.
Criteria for inclusion: Nominations by various law enforcement agencies.
Use: Screening of people at entry points into United States.
SOURCE: U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT; OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, AUDIT DIVISION