After Widespread Cheating, FBI Will Retest Agents On Surveillance Guidelines… With Much Easier Test
from the but-any-discipline? dept
A year ago, we wrote about how a report had uncovered that the there was widespread cheating by FBI agents on a test to get them to stop abusing surveillance tools. Apparently, agents passed around the answers to one another, and many — including the head of the FBI’s DC office — finished in such a short period of time that it was impossible that they actually went through the exam.
While the FBI promised to investigate, it seems like they’re now downplaying the results of that investigation, but will now begin retesting agents on their knowledge of the FBI’s surveillance guidelines… but this time they’re using a much shorter test.
Yes, it certainly appears that the FBI’s response to FBI agents rushing through the exam and cheating… is to make the test that much easier.
It’s also not at all clear if anyone was disciplined for the cheating, though it certainly doesn’t sound like it. If anything, it sounds like rather than recognizing that the agents did anything wrong, the FBI has determined that the cheating just meant that the agents didn’t want to spend so much time making sure they understood the rules for surveillance.