Inspection of the FBI's Security Risk Assessment Program
for Individuals Requesting Access to Biological Agents and Toxins

E&I Report No. I-2005-003
March 2005
Office of the Inspector General


We found that BRAG had reduced its caseload of pending SRA applications from a high of 3,855 in November 2003 to 401 as of June 2004. Since June 2004, BRAG has maintained a stable monthly caseload of approximately 339 pending SRA applications, which it is processing routinely in 45 days or less. BRAG has also instituted management controls that enable it to identify and correct program vulnerabilities in a timely manner. As a result, we believe that BRAG is effectively managing its SRA responsibilities under the Bioterrorism Act.