S. Rept. 105-1: Committee Activities, Special Report, January 22, 1997   [open pdf - 241KB]

"To address the intelligence challenges of the post-Cold War world, the Select Committee on Intelligence made intelligence reform legislation a major focus in the Fiscal Year 1997 Intelligence Authorization bill. The Intelligence Renewal and Reform Act of 1996 included a number of substantial provisions which will make the Intelligence Community more effective, more efficient, and more accountable for its actions. The Committee succeeded in including these provisions in the authorization bill passed by Congress, and President Clinton signed these reforms into law on October 11, 1996. [...] The Committee held a number of briefings regarding proposed legislation liberalizing the export of encryption products and its likely impact on national security interests. [...] As the Administration's encryption policy continues to develop, the Committee will continue to assess how changes will affect the collection and protection of national security information. The Committee held a total of 131 hearings or on-the-record briefings, including thirty open hearings, seventy-nine oversight hearings, eighteen legislative hearings, five nomination hearings, seventeen Committee business or legislative mark-up meetings, and twelve on-the-record briefings. The unprecedented number of hearings, meetings, and briefings held by the Committee reflects its charter to oversee the wide range of national security issues confronting our nation. Further, by holding thirty open hearings, the Committee more than ever before has provided the American public a greater awareness of the role of intelligence in the formation of our national security policy and the role of congressional oversight of this process while, in the process, protecting intelligence sources and methods."

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