From the Executive Summary: "Protecting the federal judiciary is one of the eight strategic goals of the Department of Justice (Department), and it is the primary mission of the United States Marshals Service (USMS). No federal judges have been assassinated since 1989, but two federal judges have been assaulted in the last three years, and the USMS receives almost 700 threats against members of the judiciary each year. Further, in the 10 years since the first World Trade Center bombing trials, the federal judiciary has conducted an increasing number of high-threat trials, such as those involving international and domestic terrorism, international drug trafficking, organized crime, and gang activity. Since fiscal year (FY) 2001, Congress has increased funding for judicial security by about 50 percent and authorized the USMS to hire 106 new Court Security Inspectors. However, Congress has expressed concern that 'as the program has grown sufficient attention has not been provided to program and budget administration….'"
Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Report No. I-2004-004
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