The review will be conducted by I. Charles McCullough III, the independent intelligence community inspector general, which is a position that is Senate-confirmed and is authorized to reach into any U.S. intelligence agency to conduct reviews.
Lawmakers have suggested that an intelligence breakdown may have contributed to the attacks.
“Just because the FBI didn’t find derogatory information about the suspects doesn’t mean it wasn’t there to be found,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House intelligence committee. “But nor should we leap to a conclusion of malfeasance. Instead this review may produce one important component of the ‘lessons learned’ from the attacks,” he added Tuesday.
The review was first reported by The Boston Globe.