Last week Supervisory Special Agent Bassem Youssef testified before members of the House Judiciary Committee, telling them that two of every three positions in the FBI’s critical counterterrorism units have remained unstaffed since 9/11.  He also explained that, of the agents who are currently working counterterrorism, few have the expertise or the training required to do the job correctly.

In a extraordinarily positive step, House and Senate leaders have taken notice of Mr. Youssef’s forthright testimony, and a bi-partisan group of lawmakers is now calling for the GAO to conduct an independent "review of the FBI’s human capital management strategy."  For further information, see this article in Congressional Quarterly

The National Whistleblower Center has issued an Action Alert on this issue , urging supporters to help protect Mr. Youssef from retaliation by emailing the Attorney General.