The Justice Department has failed to put together an adequate plan for responding to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction, the inspector general at the agency said Tuesday.
In a new report, the IG said the department does not assign a single entity or individual responsibility for managing a response to a WMD incident.
The report said there are no specific operational response plans for a WMD event in place at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; or the U.S. Marshals Service. None of those three Justice Department components provides training for responding to a WMD incident or regularly participates in WMD response exercises, the report also stated.
Advertisement - story continues below
“We found the response planning among all the components, including the FBI, to be inconsistent and not well coordinated,” Inspector General Glenn Fine said.
Read More: AP